This course provides an introduction to systems thinking and systems models in public health. Problems in public health and health policy tend to be complex with many actors, institutions and risk factors involved. If an outcome depends on many interacting and adaptive parts and actors the outcome cannot be analyzed or predicted with traditional statistical methods. Systems thinking is a core skill in public health and helps health policymakers build programs and policies that are aware of and prepared for unintended consequences.
Systems Thinking In Public HealthJohns Hopkins University
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course
Introduction to Systems Thinking and Complex Adaptive Systems
System Conceptualization Using Causal Loop Diagrams
System Dynamics Simulation Using Stock-and-Flow Diagrams
Practical and policy implications
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TOP REVIEWS FROM SYSTEMS THINKING IN PUBLIC HEALTH
This course is brilliant and Im so glad i had the opportunity to learn from it. Thank you for taking the time to create such a course, there truly is a great need for this knowledge!
I learned a lot. Although the concepts were familiar to me, the tools were not. The instructors did a great job at introducing the Vensim and NetLogo. Thanks a bunch!
I enjoyed this course very much. I rate 4/5 because I would liked a broader explanation on how to translate Stock and Flow Diagrams to mathematical models.
It's systematic and well-structured to introduce a new concept of problem solving. It's really effective in making me learn from the scratch and ready to apply them.
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