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 Alex S•
Relevant new information, presented in an understandable format!
By Rashidi W•
This increased my thinking around how systems thinking work.
By Oluwasegun J O•
Great course. I regularly looked forward to my next class.
By Adan R V•
Better quality in the presentation and graphics used,
By Robert J P•
A great mix of theory and practice
By GIRISH B•
More hands-on modelling will help.
By Sultan A•
It's a very hard course
By Gunther B•
By Rachel A B•
There was a lot I liked about this course, especially the weeks focusing on background and theory. However, about half the course focused too much on the software that could be used for systems analyses in public health. I would have preferred more of an overview of systems thinking and less diving into the nitty gritty of technology. The other systems course (Systems Science and Obesity) seemed to balance these aspects much better - and moved the technical aspects to labs.
By Elle L•
This is a great course if you're looking for a high level introduction and overview into Systems Thinking, with a public health spin. It would have benefited from a deeper dive into case studies. I felt it could have gone much more into detail on the public health aspect, but the overview and explanation on public health systems modeling was helpful.
By Catherine C•
This was a good intro to systems thinking for complete beginners, however it did look rather dated and it's unlcear how much of the content presented using the suggested software can now be done using other more widely used tools such as R, Python or statistical packages.
By Hani A•
I had rated the course earlier but would like to amend my statement. By some uncanny chance, I have just managed to pass the final assignment on my fourth try, which means I have passed my course. I still believe my original observations are valid. Thank you.
I found this course to be very technical and not practical enough.
By Beka K•
I didn't really like the course, because it was overwhelmingly detailed and, in my opinion, it is not an introduction in this field, because it requires some background knowledge and it is not sufficient to have only desire for passing the course. Ultimately, I'm not satisfied with this course.
By Jonathan G•
Dry and boring as hell.
By Drew O•
Each week is a very light overview of a topic. There is little to no connection between the topics. The course is not rigorous enough. I felt at the end of the course I didn't learn anything.
By Diego E O Q•
As usually Johns Hopkins offers very disappointing courses because of their boring lectures and senseless quizzes.
By Rebecca M•
I expected something more from the teachers: reading the material is something I can do myself
By Caglar S•
Because last quiz 4th I have to left , I have not get %80
By SANGEETA G S•
The lectures are extremely boring