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Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on implementation research (IR)

November 14 - December 23

Dear Students & Colleagues,
We would like to invite you to participate in the free "Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on
implementation research (IR)", which will take place from November 14 through December 23, 2022.

Introduction to the course:
IR is important for designing strategies or solutions to overcome bottlenecks that prevent proven and
innovative public health interventions from reaching the people who need them. This ensures that these
interventions are used in a manner that results in the outcome for which they were intended.
This 6-week MOOC is an in-depth, online training program taught by leading experts in the field for
public health students and researchers/academics, policymakers, managers of disease control programs,
and other health professionals.
The MOOC focuses on core concepts and how to design and evaluate solid IR projects to improve
control of infectious diseases of poverty and produce better population health outcomes.
This MOOC session is organized by the research team from the University Malaya, UNU-IIGH, and IHSR
known as the TDR Regional Training Centre for Implementation Research in the Western Pacific Region

Course objective:
The objective of the course is to build capacity in how to identify the challenges of various health
settings, assess the appropriateness of existing strategies, and develop new interventions and strategies
by working with communities and stakeholders.
Learning outcomes:
Experts guide participants through the core concepts of IR, including modules that address how to:
 Identify the challenges of various health settings;
 Assess the appropriateness of existing disease control strategies;
 Develop new interventions and strategies by working with communities and stakeholders;
 Specify IR questions;
 Design rigorous research projects. This includes how to identify IR outcomes, evaluate
effectiveness, and make plans to scale up;
 implementation in real-life settings.

By the end of the course, it is anticipated that you will be able to:
 design your own implementation research projects;
 critically evaluate and use the evidence produced by other implementation research projects;
 commission robustly designed implementation research projects
with the ultimate goal of enhancing the evidence base of effective ways to improve the health of the
populations we serve.

How to register:
Please register by 11th November 2022 to confirm your place. The registration works on a first-come,
first-served basis. To register, please click on this link:  https://forms.office.com/r/ySBV9qgK0B
A confirmation email will be sent before the start of the course with details on how to enroll. A
certificate will be issued to all participants by the end of the MOOC.
For further inquiries, do not hesitate to contact Devi Peramalah at  ciris@um.edu.my .
The flyer is enclosed for your reference. We welcome your participation.
Most sincerely,
TDR Regional Training Centre for Implementation Research Western Pacific Region (RTC-IR-WPR)
Department of Social and Preventive Medicine,
Faculty of Medicine
Universiti Malaya

Kesmonds International University
School of Health & Medical Sciences
Email: academics@kesmonds-edu.ac
Kesmonds Research Institute
Email: research@kesmonds-edu.ac
IQ Research Journal
Email: editor@IQresearchjournal.com


November 14
December 23

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