Engaging with Decision-makers: Issue Briefs for Policy and Practice

Estimated cost: R1001 – R5000
Field Of Study: Medicine
Department Name: Centre for Evidence-based Health Care


The purpose/goal of this course is to provide researchers with a nuanced understanding of how to engage with decision-makers in order to encourage the use of evidence in decision-making. The objectives of the course:
Remind participants of concepts covered in the precursor foundation course on the importance of Evidence-Informed Decision Making, as well as key concepts relevant to the science, art & context complexity of Knowledge Translation.
Introduce participants to facilitators and barriers to engaging with decision-makers and how these can be managed
Encourage researchers to foster trusting relationships with research users and create or capitalize on opportunities for engagement

Entry Requirement: Professional 4-year Bachelor’s degree /Bachelor Honours degree or Equivalent Qualification
Certificate Type: Attendance
Delivery Mode: Online
Duration: 5 weeks
Presentation Language: English
Contact Person Name: ME Floor
Contact Person Email: lieselfloor@sun.ac.za
Latest Year Offered: 2022