Epidemiology and Biostatistics
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Division of Epidemiology and​​​ Biostatistics​

Short Courses

Evidence-Informed Decision making: The Art, Science and Complexity of Knowledge Translation

Knowledge Translation (KT) seeks to bridge the gap between research and decision-making (and the actors within each). As attention to KT in research, policy and practice grows, so does a need for capacity enhancement in KT knowledge, skills and activities amongst evidence producers and evidence users.

The curriculum is designed in a way to dovetail the science and art of KT by drawing on principles of adult learning and capacity strengthening that includes: 1) extraction of intuitive and tacit knowledge 2) autonomous knowledge generation 3) practical sessions 4) peer-support and critique 5) facilitator coaching and feedback 6) constant reflection.

Participants graduate the course with with three completed outputs: a stakeholder matrix, an engagement strategy for their chosen stakeholder and a plan for evaluating the impact of their KT strategy in influencing decision-makers. This foundational course is a prerequisite for the following two offerings. 

KT short courses are offered by the Stellenbosch University Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences and are open to postgraduate students, faculty and other interested participants external to the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Short course participants will receive a certificate of attendance and CPD credit if requested.

Duration and dates:  Mar/April

Prerequisites: None