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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Module 1

2 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 112 min)
7 videos
Obesity, The Facts of the Case (Or Why Obesity Pushes Our Buttons) - Tom Glass17m
Beyond the Usual Suspect: Why This Case Is Hard To Crack12m
Explanations: The Food Supply, A System of Interest18m
Obesity in Human Populations Through a Systems Science Lens - Tom Glass11m
Taking a Systems Perspective: 5 Key Features25m
What is so "Systemy" About Obesity?23m
1 practice exercise
Module 130m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Module 2

3 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 89 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
6 videos
Nuts and Bolts of System Dynamics Models12m
Developing a Stock and Flow Model12m
Policy Resistance10m
Coding tutorial for systems dynamics model22m
From stock and flow diagram to developing a SD model in Vensim20m
1 reading
Important: Models for Lab Assessment10m
2 practice exercises
Module 2 Quiz30m
Lab 1 Quiz30m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

Module 3

3 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 123 min)
9 videos
Social Network Analysis13m
Obesity & Social Networks13m
Neighborhoods and Noshing: Foraging and the Food Environment14m
Why Should We Care About Neighborhoods for a Systems Science of Obesity15m
Foraging Theory: A Unifying Framework?26m
Lecture 6: What's price (and income) got to do with it?11m
Less money, more problems?11m
Taxman: Can Price Manipulations Be Used to Promote Healthful Eating9m
1 practice exercise
Module 3 Quiz30m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Module 4

3 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 125 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
8 videos
Why agent-based modeling?24m
Development of a Simple Model with Environment, Peer Networks, and Agent Behaviors19m
Food Foraging ABM:Embedded in a GIS-Based Environment8m
Lab 2 Part 1: Tutorial on building ABMs in Netlogo environment34m
Lab 2 Part 2: ABM for Food Store; Food Foraging ABM8m
Lab 2 Part 3: Income-Diet model example with extensions15m
Congratulations!57s
2 readings
Important: Models For Lab Assessment 210m
Learn more about the Global Obesity Prevention Center10m
2 practice exercises
Module 4 Quiz30m
Lab Quiz 230m

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