Implementation Science in Global Health

What is the value of research, when knowledge and innovation do not find their way into clinical practice? In this short course, we will provide an entry level introduction to implementation science as an upcoming yet imperative scientific field.

This course is closed and you can't apply anymore. Please check our other courses.


Course Level
ECTS credits
Course location(s)
Utrecht, The Netherlands


We will do so in the context of global health and health inequities, building on fundamental implementation science theory while learning from best-practice examples across the globe.

It takes more than a decade to implement evidence-based interventions in a real life setting (know-do gap) due to a myriad of impediments, especially in low-resourced settings. The goal of implementation science is to close this know-do gap by balancing theory and practical applications to examine and address gaps between the development of evidence-based health innovations and their delivery in routine practice. This summer course seeks to provide a brief overview of the theory, operational and evaluation approaches to implementation science.

The draft is available under course documents and will be replaced with the course brochure in due course.


Day to Day Documents

IS Short Course 2024 - Brochure_FINAL_compressed.pdf


Prof. Juliana Kagura, University of Witwatersrand (ZA)

Dr. Martin Heine, UMC Utrecht (NL)

Dr. Lisa Pfadenhauer, LMU Munich (DE)

Prof. Vilma Irazola, Argentina (AR)

Prof. Rene English, Stellenbosch University (ZA)

Dr. Samanta Lalla-Edwards, Ezintsha (ZA)

Monika Martens, University of Antwerp (BE)

Eden Zhu, Eramsus University (NL)

Target audience

This course is open to all with an interest in implementations science within the context of (global) health:

  • PhD / Post-doc / Early Career researchers; from any discipline, but with an affinity with global health
  • Professionals facing implementation challenges (e.g. quality improvement)

Study load

Full-time, five days, in Utrecht (Netherlands)


  • Course fee: €695.00
  • Included: Course + course materials + lunch
Type Deadline HIC-based LMIC-based* 
Early bird 01-06-2024 595 euro 395 euro
Late bird After 01-06-2024 695 euro 495 euro

*LMIC are low- and middle-income countries, as classified by the World Bank. Participants can apply for the LMIC fee based on the location of the institution which they are affiliated to. HIC are high-income countries, as classified by the World Bank. 

If you combine this summer school with other Global Health courses, there is an additional discount of € 30 per course. Please mention this in your application, so we can apply the discount.

Additional information

Housing for July 8 to July 12 is fully booked for new applications. For hotel and hostel options click here.

The housing costs do not include a Utrecht Summer School sleeping bag. This is a separate product on the invoice. If you wish to bring your own bedding, please deselect or remove the sleeping bag from your order. 


For this course you are required to upload the following documents when applying:

  • Motivation Letter
  • C.V.