ONLINE Developing Complex Interventions to Improve Health

ONLINE Course: Thursday, 14th July 2022
Limited Places Remaining


Researchers, clinicians, policy makers, patient groups and service providers often develop new interventions to address problems with health and health care. We will introduce people who are planning to develop interventions to the range of ways of doing this, and the key principles and actions to address. We will explore the different published approaches people can use and discuss how to choose the most appropriate one for a context, who should be part of an intervention development team, using co-design to unlock creative thinking, and how to design and refine a prototype. The day will be grounded in examples from our own experience of working in teams that have developed and adapted interventions, and working in the Research Design Service to advise people on intervention development.

Who will benefit

Anyone planning, leading, working on or involved in an intervention development study 
Research Design Service advisors


Dates and times

The course is delivered in two parts, asynchronous and live sessions. 

The first part of the course is approximately 5+ hours of asynchronous learning that should take place during the two weeks prior to the live session that takes place on Thursday, 14th July 2022 (2pm - 4:30pm)

Limited Places Remaining



The fee for this ONLINE delivered course is £199 per person.

NB:  If you are a member of ScHARR Staff or a ScHARR Student please contact Karen Holden at ( in the first instance, to confirm your eligibility and details of how to book at a reduced rate for this course.

Booking and payment

This course is now live on our Online Store and currently taking bookings.  This is a hugely popular course and is anticipated to quickly reach full capacity before the closing date, so early booking is advised! 

Limited Places Remaining


Payment Options

Payment can be made via credit/debit card, PayPal or via company invoice (provided a purchase order can be provided at the time of booking).

If your employer is paying your fees, and they would prefer to be invoiced, please ensure you have your purchase order details before making your booking.  Wherever possible please also email an electronic copy of your company purchase order to

Immediate payment or purchase order details are required at the time of booking, please ensure you have these details to hand before making your booking.

We would like to reassure you that any bookings made for our ScHARR short courses will be ‘Covid-19 Secure’ meaning that we would ensure that any courses delivered face-to-face would only be done so if Government guidance permitted, and our venue(s) were able to adhere to all Covid-19 safety measures.

If you are having difficulties making your Online Store booking, please contact the Online Store directly at, in the first instance.

If you are still having difficulties, or require any further assistance please contact the Short Course Unit at

Course delivery and requirements

There is also approximately 5+ hours of pre-course reading/learning required prior to the course start date.

This course will take place online via the University's 'Blackboard' platform.

Online delivery via University’s Blackboard platform:

  • Reliable and stable internet connection.
  • A PC or Laptop with a mouse (a USB mouse is recommended for ease of completing exercises in-class).
  • Webcam and microphone (preferably a USB Headset)
  • A quiet room where there will be no/minimal disruption.

If you require further information, please do not hesitate to contact ScHARR Short Course Unit via email at

Unfortunately, we are currently unable to take telephone enquiries due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation as staff are working remotely at this present time.  Please accept our sincere apologies for inconvenience this may cause.

The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it is up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research, funding changes, professional accreditation requirements, student or employer feedback, outcomes of reviews, and variations in staff or student numbers. In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption.

Information last updated: 19 May 2022