Residency Course

Roadmap to Knowledge Translation: Becoming a KT Practitioner

Faculty: Jennifer Moore PT, DHSc, NCS, Founder of Institute for Knowledge Translation and Wendy Romney, PT, DPT, PhD, NCS

Course Description.

Knowledge translation (KT) is a process to expedite the use of evidence in clinical practice and includes the generation of new knowledge and the clinical implementation of established evidence.  Research suggests that use of KT processes, such as the Knowledge-to-Action Framework, may facilitate successful implementation efforts. Multi-component KT interventions that target barriers to evidence-based practices have a greater impact on clinical practice than education courses provided without additional interventions.

The KT practitioner course is designed for healthcare practitioners who have roles in healthcare organizations to implement changes, including evidence-based practices and guidelines, into clinical practice. The course aims to empower healthcare professionals to successfully plan a KT project while learning the science, theory and application of KT. This online program uses a variety of evidence-based KT strategies to maximize the participants’ knowledge and skill related to implementing high quality evidence into practice including interactive online coursework, journal clubs, facilitated discussions and mentoring sessions.  A KT plan development worksheet will be completed by participants and refined during online discussions and mentoring sessions.  Prior to enrolling, participants are encouraged to select an evidence-based practice or guideline for creation of a KT plan.  Examples of potential practices to develop implementation plans KT project include:

  1. Implementing the core set of outcome measures clinical practice guideline into practice

  2. Implementing the stroke rehabilitation clinical practice guideline into a rehabilitation setting

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Summarize key components of successful knowledge translation project

  2. Use the Knowledge-to-Action framework

  3. Determine barriers to knowledge translation

  4. Select knowledge translation intervention to overcome barriers

  5. Determine strategies to monitor behavior change

  6. Plan a knowledge translation project

The online course will be launched in Aug, 2019

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