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OHRI's Ottawa Methods Centre presents: Behavioural and Cognitive Theories in Implementation Science Short Course

Presented by the Centre for Implementation Research


About this Event

The Centre for Implementation Research (CIR) focuses on developing and applying Implementation Science in health-care settings to improve healthcare and health. CIR's world-renowned experts harness and develop contemporary approaches to develop and evaluate multilevel practice-changing research targeting health-care systems, health-care providers, patients and the general public. This CIR-led course will enable you to:

  • Explore the role that theories, models and frameworks play in knowledge translation and implementation science

  • Learn how theories and concepts from social, health and cognitive psychology may inform implementation science and practice

  • Consider contemporary qualitative and quantitative methods for applying theory to implementation science and practice


Who is this course for?

Researchers and professionals interested in drawing upon cognitive and behaviour change theories to promote changing practice to improve healthcare delivery (no prior experience required).

Spaces are limited – we encourage registering early as we typically have waiting lists. Please note there will be NO refunds issued once you register.


Three consecutive full day sessions (8:30 am-4:15 pm) involving interactive lectures, delegate-led presentations, small group work, case studies and 1-1 faculty meetings. Core reading to be completed prior to the course.

Overview of Topics Covered:

  • Overview of KT, Implementation Science and the Knowledge to Action Framework

  • Social cognition models, stage theories, and post-intentional processes

  • Theoretical Domains Framework, Behaviour Change Wheel, Behaviour Change Techniques

  • Heuristics and biases

  • Dual processing

  • Cognitive styles and dispositions

  • Audit and Feedback

  • KT and implementation intervention development and evaluation

  • Theory-based barriers and facilitators assessment

  • Theory-based process evaluation (mechanisms of change, fidelity)

  • 1-1 meetings with faculty at end of each day


Coffee, lunch, and snacks will be provided daily. Dietary restrictions can be indicated on the registration form.

Course Fee: $1975 (Regular); $975 (Student - Masters or PhD). Please note there will be NO refunds issued once you register.

Questions or concerns?

For questions about course content or delivery, please contact Julia Chehaiber, 613-737-8899 ext.75142 or jchehaiber@ohri.ca. For any other questions, please contact Lisa McGovern at 613-737-8899 ext.73833 or methodscentre@toh.ca.

Later Event: November 26
META Workshops 2019