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.
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.
von Adan R V•
Feb 24, 2018
Better quality in the presentation and graphics used,
Feb 06, 2017
Every one in charge of leading, coordinating, managing public health activities, especially at higher level &/or in developing countries, must take such training. Because this helps any one to avoid rigidity in using his/her authority or helps understand what effects might have their decisions in the community and starts to think contextually plus systematically.
Every one is not right or wrong there should be a check up mechanism in order to converge every ones perspectives included in the system and at least respected to minimise later on resistance for the success our "good mission".
von 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.
von 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
von Matheus C d R•
Jun 01, 2018
It's a great course, gives an approach to a set of interesting and, I believe, increasingly important skills. Systems thinking is a remarkable field of knowledge. I think the course could give a greater emphasis at developing the mindset that allows us to better see and understand the systems in our realities, as well as the components that form them. Other than that, I'd say it's an essential amount of information for today's (and perhaps tomorrow's) public health.
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 :-(
von GIRISH B•
May 20, 2019
More hands-on modelling will help.
von 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.
von Oluwasegun J O•
Aug 09, 2019
Great course. I regularly looked forward to my next class.
von 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.
von Hani A•
Apr 10, 2016
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.
von Katherine G•
Jan 31, 2018
Good, brief introduction to systems thinking and potential applications in public health, with plenty of time spent on examples. A bit too much repetition of content for me personally, as I would have preferred the time to be spent on delving into systems thinking more deeply. An excellent course to do after Model Thinking, especially as some models are referenced here without being explained.
Dec 11, 2017
I found this course to be very technical and not practical enough.
von Jonathan G•
May 19, 2016
Dry and boring as hell.
von Beka K•
Nov 03, 2017
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.
von Rebecca M•
Dec 03, 2018
I expected something more from the teachers: reading the material is something I can do myself
von Diego E O Q•
Apr 10, 2016
As usually Johns Hopkins offers very disappointing courses because of their boring lectures and senseless quizzes.
von SANGEETA G S•
Jul 11, 2017
The lectures are extremely boring
von Drew O•
Jun 05, 2016
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.