Residency Course

Knowledge Translation: Moving Evidence into Every-Day Practice

Faculty: Jennifer Moore PT, DHS, NCS, Board Certified Neurologic Physical Therapist

Course Description

Knowledge translation (KT) is defined as “a dynamic and iterative process that includes synthesis, dissemination, exchange and ethically-sound application of knowledge to improve the health of [the population], provide more effective health services and products and strengthen the health care system.” Importantly, KT requires not only the dissemination of research evidence, but also its actual use in clinical practice. To be successful, KT requires a coordinated effort among many organizational stakeholders, an understanding of existing barriers to KT, and support from the leadership of the organization in which the project is being implemented. This online course provides an introduction to knowledge translation and the Knowledge-to-Action Framework, as well as practical examples of moving evidence into clinical practice. An online mentoring session will be offered to discuss application of the online content, and a one-hour journal club will be utilized to discuss critical appraisal of KT articles.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Define the practice and science of knowledge translation and its components

  2. Explain his or her role as a leader or facilitator of knowledge translation.

  3. Describe the Knowledge-to-Action Framework

  4. Provide an example of a knowledge translation project

The online course will be launched in Aug, 2019

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