Mar 12, 2018
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.
Nov 10, 2017
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!
by Linda A•
Feb 04, 2019
I really enjoyed the course, its structure and the way of explaining the concepts. I particularly liked the lectures held by Prof. Ligia Paina: she explained Vensim step by step and I appreciated it. I would have gone a little bit more in detail with stock and flows diagrams, I would have expected in general more examples and practical exercises. Overall, great course to start building a system thinking mindset. Thank you all.
Apr 19, 2019
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 :-(
Nov 24, 2019
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 Krista M•
Aug 21, 2018
The quiz structures and answers could be reviewed in content. The fourth quiz had strange answer selection in the multi-select sections (e.g., suggest rethinking the idea elements of the Q 5,6, 7 answers then build out the answer selections in enhanced clarity).
by Anita C•
Oct 19, 2019
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•
Jul 28, 2017
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 Thomas S•
Sep 17, 2017
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•
May 29, 2017
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•
Aug 19, 2016
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•
Apr 17, 2016
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•
Jul 11, 2017
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•
Jun 30, 2019
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•
Jul 27, 2018
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•
Dec 22, 2018
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 Gisele R•
Oct 04, 2019
Muito útil e de ampla aplicação. A falta de vídeos o torna um pouco cansativo, mas vale a pena ir até o final.
by Sayan D•
Mar 29, 2017
A very hands on approach to systems thinking that introduces you to modeling software for real life use.
by Okpetu E•
Mar 31, 2017
Broadens my view of how to solve public health problems involving multiple stakeholders and actors
by Annabella R•
Apr 30, 2017
Great materials, variety of speakers, lectures,examples and models !! Thank you.
by Alex S•
Jul 21, 2017
Relevant new information, presented in an understandable format!
by Rashidi W•
Jun 05, 2017
This increased my thinking around how systems thinking work.
by Oluwasegun J O•
Aug 09, 2019
Great course. I regularly looked forward to my next class.
by Adan R V•
Feb 24, 2018
Better quality in the presentation and graphics used,
by GIRISH B•
May 20, 2019
More hands-on modelling will help.
by Gunther B•
May 31, 2017
by Rachel A B•
Oct 24, 2016
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.