Online Course
Implementation Science: Implementation Stage
Learn how to break down the research-practice divide to increase the public health impact of evidence-based interventions

0.5 - 1 hour





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Lucio Naccarella
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Lucio Naccarella is a health services researcher, evaluator, teacher and implementation science specialist

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Learning, Acting and Building for Rehabilitation in Health Systems

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Important Note: This course is specifically intended for ReLAB-HS Implementation Science Foundational Training Groups. If you are from a ReLAB-HS country and want to be part of this training project please email Lucio Naccarella directly. Non-ReLAB-HS participants will be able to complete the course by watching the video(s) and completing the reading and the quiz. However, non-ReLAB-HS participants will NOT be able to participate in the brainstorming discussion groups or the key learning activities. We encourage you to use the discussion prompts to engage in conversations with fellow colleagues or students.


Change can be challenging, especially in a setting as complex as rehabilitation. Research has found that only half of all new interventions are implemented as intended. Success depends upon proper planning and appropriate implementation strategies for each unique practice setting.

This course, the second of four, is designed to inform the learner on how to select an appropriate implementation strategy and design an implementation plan to maximise facilitation with all involved in the provision of rehabilitation services, embracing the diverse experiences that drive and shape implementation efforts.


This course aims to simplify the challenges to implementing rehabilitation interventions by being intentional in the design of an implementation strategy.


This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:

  1. Video
  2. Reading activity
  3. Quiz
  4. Optional Discussion

Target audience

This course is aimed at rehabilitation professionals, students and assistants including but not limited to Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Rehabilitation Doctors, Rehabilitation Nurses, Prosthetists, Orthotists, Psychologists, Audiologists, Dietetics, Social Workers. Community Health Workers, Nurses or Medical Doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.


Hours of Learning - No deadlines are applied to this course and it can be started and completed in your own time according to your personal schedule. We expect the required elements to take around 0.5 - 1 hour depending on your schedule and learning style. Additionally there are many optional resources provided and if you choose to review these the course could take longer to complete.
Types of Activities - Reading Physiopedia pages, journal articles, book chapters. Watching videos. Attempting quizzes. Participating in an international discussion forum.
Certificates - At the end of the course, when you have completed all of the required elements, you will be able to download a certificate of completion and 0.5 Plus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.

Requirements to complete this course

In order to complete this course and receive a course completion certificate plus CEUs/CCUs/CPD points you will need to:

  1. Respect the Plus Community Culture.
  2. Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
  3. Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
  4. Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
  5. Complete a course evaluation form.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • identify implementation strategies to facilitate the implementation of evidence-based rehabilitation interventions
  • discuss the differences in implementation strategy classification and how they can affect successful implementation outcomes