DECIPHer short courses

DECIPHer runs two annual courses:

Developing and Evaluating Complex Public Health Interventions

Process Evaluation of Complex Interventions 

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Developing and Evaluating Complex Public Health Interventions 

Course Date: June 2020 

Course Location: Glamorgan Building, Cathays Park, Cardiff

Course Fee: £1,125

Course Leads: Dr Jemma HawkinsDr Honor Young and Ruth Turley

Brief Overview of the Course:

The aim of this five-day 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. You will also learn about different research 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 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.

Who is it for?

Researchers, PhD students, practitioners and policy makers. No prior knowledge is assumed.

What will I learn?

  • The theory and rationale underpinning the socio-ecological model
  • Complex systems perspectives
  • Typologies and examples of complex interventions
  • Research methods and tools for intervention development
  • Logic model development to inform the design and future evaluation of new interventions
  • Methods for involving policy makers, practitioners and the public
  • The MRC framework for evaluating complex interventions
  • The RE-AIM framework for public health intervention
  • MRC process evaluation guidance
  • Pilot trials and feasibility studies
  • Randomised controlled trials (RCTs), including pragmatic, “realist” and policy trials
  • Natural experiments and data linkage
  • Economic evaluation of complex interventions

Pre-requisites

No previous experience or knowledge of intervention development is required.

Recommended reading

There will be no pre-reading required for this course, and all course materials/hand-outs will be provided at the start of the course.

Registration not yet open.

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Process Evaluation of Complex Interventions 

Course Date: September 2020

Course Location: Glamorgan Building, Cathays Park, Cardiff

The aim of this one-day course, led by Research Associate Dr Rachel Brown, is to provide participants with a working knowledge of the theory and practice of process evaluation of complex interventions. The teaching team includes authors of numerous empirical and methodological works related to process evaluation, including Dr Rhiannon Evans,  Dr Britt Hallingberg and Dr Jeremy Segrott.

What will I learn?                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

  • The role of process evaluation in understanding complex interventions
  • The importance of intervention theory and logic models
  • Fidelity and implementation of complex interventions
  • Relationships and resource issues
  • Identifying questions and combining methods
  • Analysis and dissemination of process data

Registration not yet open.


If you require this information in Welsh, please email DECIPHerPublicity@Cardiff.ac.uk

If you are directly funded by DECIPHer as a member of staff or as a PhD student, you may be entitled to a free place. Please email Zoe Macdonald to make further enquiries: macdonaldz@cardiff.ac.uk

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