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
It should probably have 2 more weeks of detail.
The questions should be less about trying to trick the person with convoluted wording, and more about solving actual problems using models.
This is an excellent-excellent course and provides a good primer even to somebody (like me) who has only a very limited exposure to public health and none to the concepts of systems thinking.
I thought this course was top notch - the lectures were very well designed and course production quality was first rate. An excellent introduction to an important subject area.
Great introduction to Systems Thinking as applied to public health problems and policy-making, with some basic hands-on experience in different modelling techniques.
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