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Methodological Innovation in Public Health Intervention Science: Development, Evaluation and Adaptation

The aim of this online course is to provide you with an introduction to the socio-ecological model of health and how it can be used as a framework for designing public health improvement interventions.

In lieu of being able to deliver our usual in-person 5-day short course, we have developed a shorter online course focused on methodological innovations in the development, evaluation and adaptation of complex public health interventions.

The three half-day workshops provide a combination of introductory grounding in complexity and public health intervention with a deeper look at specialist topic areas of public involvement and new guidance for intervention adaptation.

Delivery will include taught sessions and interactive discussions, and each delegate will also have the opportunity to book an individual consultation with a DECIPHer expert to discuss advice related to their specific area of work.

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Who it’s for

Researchers, PhD students, practitioners and policy makers.

No prior knowledge is assumed.

What you’ll learn

You will learn about different methods used for developing new interventions, how to develop an intervention ‘logic model’, and how DECIPHer works with policy-makers, health professionals and the public to co-produce interventions.

It will also provide you with a working knowledge of the key frameworks and methodologies currently used to develop and evaluate complex interventions.

Teaching will be delivered by experts in the field of public health intervention from DECIPHer and our collaborating institutions, including Welsh Government, University of Bristol, University of Exeter, Cardiff Metropolitan University, University of Sheffield and Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich.

You will also learn about how to work with other scientists, policy-makers, practitioners and the public to pilot and evaluate the effectiveness of complex interventions.

The programme

Day one: Principles for developing, evaluating and implementing interventions in complex systems

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Course introduction

Defining complex interventions and complex systems

What does complexity mean for intervention development, evaluation and implementation?

Dr Jemma Hawkins

Dr Honor Young

Dr Kelly Morgan

Professor Graham Moore

30-minute 1:1 consultation appointments will be offered to discuss Day 1 topics (15:30 - 17:00).

Day two: Public involvement for intervention development and evaluation

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Principles and practice of involving the public in research

Practical methods for public involvement and case study examples

Specific considerations for working with children and young people (delivered in part by DECIPHer’s Young People’s Involvement Group ALPHA)

Mr Peter Gee

Dr Jeremy Segrott

ALPHA young people’s involvement group

30-minute 1:1 consultation appointments will be offered to discuss Day 1 topics (09:00 - 11:00) and Day 2 topics (15:30 - 17:00).

Day three: Adaptation of interventions for implementation and/or evaluation in new contexts

The MRC ADAPT study

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Background context and brief overview of the ADAPT guidance development

Recommendations from the guidance:

  • Selecting an intervention and exploring suitability to context
  • Exploring what adaptations are needed
  • Identifying what evaluation is required
  • Maintaining the intervention at scale

Course wrap-up and question and answer session.

Dr Rhiannon Evans

Professor Graham Moore

30-minute 1:1 consultation appointments will be offered to discuss Day 1 or ay 2 topics (09:00 - 11:00) and Day 3 topics (15:30 - 17:00).

Benefits

This online course will also provide you with a working knowledge of the key frameworks and methodologies currently used to evaluate complex interventions. Teaching will be delivered by experts in the field of public health intervention from DECIPHer and our collaborating institutions, including Welsh Government, University of Bristol, University of Exeter and Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich.

You will also learn about how to work with other scientists, policy-makers, practitioners and the public to apply for funding to pilot and evaluate the effectiveness of complex interventions.

DECIPHer is funded by Welsh Government through Health and Care Research Wales.

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