Jun 08, 2019
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.
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!
par 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 :-(
May 01, 2020
I liked the content of the course and simplistic way of explanation. My suggestion to improve would be to give some exercises to create cause and loop diagram and stock and flow diagram, so that, public health experts become familiar with these concepts in a better way.
Thank you so much
par nikita d•
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.
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).
par 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
par 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.
par Art 1•
May 26, 2020
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.
par 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.
par 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
par 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.
par 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.
par 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.
par 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.
par 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.
par 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.
par Diane L•
May 26, 2020
This course was interesting and challenging. Useful if you are interested in policy making and modelling for public health.
par 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.
par Sayan D•
Mar 29, 2017
A very hands on approach to systems thinking that introduces you to modeling software for real life use.
par Okpetu E•
Mar 31, 2017
Broadens my view of how to solve public health problems involving multiple stakeholders and actors
par Annabella R•
Apr 30, 2017
Great materials, variety of speakers, lectures,examples and models !! Thank you.
par Alex S•
Jul 21, 2017
Relevant new information, presented in an understandable format!
par Rashidi W•
Jun 05, 2017
This increased my thinking around how systems thinking work.
par Oluwasegun J O•
Aug 09, 2019
Great course. I regularly looked forward to my next class.