Feb 21, 2017
It was a very insightful course as it showed us how community change is effected in developing countries. The case studies were practical and showed the change that occurs in reality, not just theory
Feb 12, 2019
Very informative and give me the chance to have a new perspective regarding the essential role of community participation in improving and sustaining the health care system.
By Myrna P•
Oct 20, 2020
Overall I enjoyed the course and learned quite a bit. I realize that this course was filmed a while ago when focusing on communities in Africa was and they still are a priority. As I live in a very large urban city in the US and I am taking not only this course but the Foundations of Global Health during a SARS-COV2 pandemic I am looking at it through that lens. It would be nice if this could be updated to include the COVID-19 pandemic
By Audra B•
Oct 08, 2016
LOVE the topic/content. I would like more small assignments to solidify defining terms and ideas before applying the course ideas to case study samples. I would take more courses in this topic and similar topics!
By Shruti S•
Dec 08, 2016
It was a very informative course that helped me understand the principles behind community work. The use of case studies to explain concepts was what helped me the most.
By Suzan O•
Mar 21, 2017
It is a very useful insight into community change in public health and a must for every one who want to ensure sustainability is integrated into his intervention
By Humeyra A K•
Jun 12, 2020
This was a thought-provoking course on community typologies and the best approach to take to trigger behaviour change.
By Eunice A•
Aug 28, 2016
This course is ideal for anyone interested in community-oriented public health. It's worth the time and effort.
By Onyinyechukwu D A•
Jan 07, 2018
Very insightful. Lessons can be integrated beyond public health
By Nader A•
Dec 22, 2017
It was Amazing!
By rashmi r•
Sep 11, 2017
By Katherine G•
Apr 27, 2018
If you like learning labels and definitions, this is a great course. If you want to learn about how to create community change, skip it.
The course focuses on defining communities and types of change, which it does very well. However, be aware that it does not cover how to create this change, except with the most cursory of references. I found the assessments (which require you to define various parts of a community and change processes) monotonous, especially as you must complete the same assessment questions twice. Neither myself nor anyone I peer-graded agreed with the course creators on which labels to use for the case studies, so I wonder how useful they are as learning points.
Finally, I was disappointed that the course focuses on a handful of stereotypical communities and change programs (e.g. HIV, malaria, and clean water in Africa). It is difficult to relate the material to other community contexts, such as Western or developed ones.
By Peter L M•
Mar 02, 2017
the course really covered information I knew but made simple concepts complex - that is just my opinion