Online Course
Implementing Evidence-Based Rehabilitation Using Implementation Science
Cultivating an implementation facilitation mindset

1-1.5 hours





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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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Implementation science is the practice of applying evidence-based research into clinical practice. There are many stakeholders and steps involved when pioneering new interventions into practice. In addition, new interventions will need to be tailored to individual settings and cultural norms. In this course, the speaker discusses barriers to implementation as well as different frameworks for executing new programmes.


The aim of this short course is to increase your knowledge about implementation science, and specifically implementation research and practice, as a way of facilitating implementation efforts to change, adopt, implement and sustain evidence-based rehabilitation interventions, programs or practices.


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

Target audience

This course is aimed at all ReLAB-HS in-country team members and ReLAB-HS Consortium members and partner organisations. Rehabilitation professionals like 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.


Availability - this course is online and can be completed on your own schedule.

ReLAB-HS - The course has been prepared and developed to align with and inform future ReLAB-HS Implementation Science training offerings - hence the completion of this short course is required prior to participation in future training.

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 1-1.5 hours 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 - Watching videos, reading, a final quiz and 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 1 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:

  • describe challenges for implementing evidence-based rehabilitation interventions
  • discuss how implementation science can provide a way of facilitating implementation efforts to change, adopt, implement and sustain evidence-based rehabilitation interventions, programmes or practices
  • choose two implementation frameworks by their focus area

Instructor financial and non-financial disclosures

Lucio Naccarella: Financial disclosure by instructor: University of Melbourne staff / Faculty member I am employed as a Teaching & Learning Staff / Faculty member on the USAID funded ReLAB-HS initiative to develop and deliver implementation science curriculum.
No relevant non-financial relationships disclosed by instructor.


For special needs or accommodations please contact us with details of how we can meet your needs.

Featured reviews
Excellent introductory course for all seeking to translate knowledge into practice!
Candace Goh Xiao Huey
It is an excellent course for beginners and those wishing to change their practices to a high-quality level for absolute patient satisfaction and research.
Dony john
Before I attended this course, I had minimal knowledge of implementation science. Now I know more about what I need to consider at the different levels, to question before the implementation, and so on. Therefore, I am happy I attended this course.
Hsu Wai Mon Oo
Thank you for the interesting, meaningful information. I received a lot of valuable and practical knowledge, which was presented in a highly professional and accessible way.(Translation from original language)
Lakatosh Marta
Thank you so much, Lucio Naccarella, for sharing your valuable knowledge on implementing EBP into clinical practice. It was informative, and the way you presented it was simply superb. Thank you!
Ijaz Ul Haq
It is a very well-designed course that endorses the importance of implementing science and evidence-based practices in rehabilitation!
Sumaira Imran Farooqui
This course enhances out-the-box thinking and helps with applying evidence-based practice!
Muhammad Usman Khan
Physical Therapist
This course was interesting, well organized and easily understandable. It helps rehab professionals with the implementation of evidence-based practice in their respective workplaces in a systematic way.
Amir Zeb
This course is very useful in understanding the terminology under 'intervention'. It is essential for anyone designing or researching studies. Thank you, ReLabHS and Physiopedia!
Fiona Lindsay
United Kingdom
This course is worth taking! I strongly encourage fellow rehab professionals in Uganda to take it!
Sofia Nabasa
Occupational Therapist
Thanks so much for your very valuable training. I really enjoyed it!