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 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
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 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 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.