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.
The course is one of the best that I've attended on Coursera. This will be highly useful in my current course "Healthcare Operations Management" that I am offering for MBA students in India.
By James B•
This is a good class. The material is well presented and the course leaders are knowledgeable and present the course in an engaging manner. The examples are relevant. I would have appreciated a bit more opportunity to work on actual models within the class structure. Also, some of the test questions were poorly designed and worded, which created a bit of confusion and uncertainly from time to time. Overall, however, thee are minor quibbles.
This course was super interesting. I learned a lot and cannot wait to learn more about it. The reason it has one star less, is that there is a discussion forum, but hardly any feedback or answers to questions from the staff. I had several question which, if answered, would have helped me understand it even better. But I never received an anwer :-(
By Tashi P•
Tis has been very useful. As a public heath policy and planning lead, this gave me a reinforced encouragement to think for a wide systems perspective and the tools to narrow down target setting and realizing health sector goals. This has ben a welcome opportunity to invest my time productively.
By nikita d•
I had a great time engaging with the course. I do think though, that I needed more time with the week 3 syllabus, as it more to do with modelling. I was interested in understanding the basics of using system thinking to understand my own work better, which was covered in week 1 and 2.
By Alton W P•
The material is very good. several of the links were broken or went to resources that no longer existed, which was more than a little frustrating. Based on the quizzes, more time should have been put on simulation and implementation.
By Шамирзаева Л Р•
Good course and in my view shold be studied in the beginning of master degree programs related to healthcare management and economics. Interesting an useful but quite difficult interms of reading graphics and schemes.
By Anita C•
The course was helpful in understanding how to use the systems thinking models in practice.
I found the course challenging and stimulating and see how I can use it in my current public health practice
By Gayathri L•
I was hoping to get a perspective on the origin and theories of systems thinking, however the course does not focus on that. The course is a practical tool to apply systems thinking in one's work.
By Art 1•
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.
By SEAN L J X•
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.
By Thomas S•
Great introduction to Systems Thinking as applied to public health problems and policy-making, with some basic hands-on experience in different modelling techniques.
By Sonal S•
The course is easy to understand and the lecturer are well read about the subject. It will be very helpful to me in near future working as a public health worker
By Mauricio G•
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.
By Lana S•
It was a nice and informative experience. It was a good introductory to basic concepts and skills which base the way for further reading on the subject.
By Dilpreet B•
Great course. I was a bit limited in how much I could learn, since my background is not from public health, but I learnt a lot about systems thinking.
By Bronté M•
Great course with knowledge that is accessible to those who want to learn about systems thinking, but aren't a part of the public health sector.
By Wang Z•
Overall a wonderful course, but some course materials are hard to understand, and probably should be explained more thoroughly in plain English.
By Juan E B V•
Really good course, short and clear about a great way to think and approach problems not jus tin public health but in different areas.
By Diane L•
This course was interesting and challenging. Useful if you are interested in policy making and modelling for public health.
By Gisele R•
Muito útil e de ampla aplicação. A falta de vídeos o torna um pouco cansativo, mas vale a pena ir até o final.
By abhishek a•
The questions in the week 4 are a little tricky, but overall it's a good overview of the public health system
By Sayan D•
A very hands on approach to systems thinking that introduces you to modeling software for real life use.
By Okpetu E•
Broadens my view of how to solve public health problems involving multiple stakeholders and actors
By Annabella R•
Great materials, variety of speakers, lectures,examples and models !! Thank you.
By Ana L M•
Very interesting course to explore the overall perspective of systems thinking