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.
par Alex S•
Relevant new information, presented in an understandable format!
par Rashidi W•
This increased my thinking around how systems thinking work.
par Oluwasegun J O•
Great course. I regularly looked forward to my next class.
par Adan R V•
Better quality in the presentation and graphics used,
par Robert J P•
A great mix of theory and practice
par GIRISH B•
More hands-on modelling will help.
par Sultan A•
It's a very hard course
par Gunther B•
par 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.
par 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.
par 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.
par 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.
par 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.
par Jonathan G•
Dry and boring as hell.
par 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.
par Diego E O Q•
As usually Johns Hopkins offers very disappointing courses because of their boring lectures and senseless quizzes.
par Rebecca M•
I expected something more from the teachers: reading the material is something I can do myself
par Caglar S•
Because last quiz 4th I have to left , I have not get %80
par SANGEETA G S•
The lectures are extremely boring