6007

Knowledge Transfer and Research Uptake


This course will explore the facilitators and barriers of using evidence in decision making, as well as developing students’ understanding of the conceptual, philosophical, and theoretical underpinnings of knowledge transfer and research uptake. Students will also learn how to create ongoing/sustainable linkages with decision makers and how to share research findings with academic and non-academic audiences. The course strengthens the program by providing students with skills to interact with stakeholders and facilitate the use of evidence in decision making. Topics explored include Evidence Based Decision Making – barriers and facilitators, and why evidence is not used in decision making. The course will look at how to encourage decision makers to use research evidence through behavioral change, social marketing, and sustainable linkages.