Systems thinking is an approach to public health that allows us to understand and manage complex problems. The purpose of this unit is to introduce key systems thinking concepts and practical methods to address complexity to improve the health of populations. A selection of systems thinking methods will be considered and related to many disciplines across the health and community sector, from local to global contexts. The unit will also outline how systems thinking can contribute to policy decision making when addressing complex problems.
|Unit name||Systems Thinking in Public Health|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
|Coordinator||Doctor Silvana Bettiol|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
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- Domestic students
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- Define systems thinking and discuss its relevance to health
- Describe the principles that underpin systems thinking methods
- Describe and discuss a variety of systems thinking methods and the implications of their application
- Select and apply appropriate systems thinking methods to address complex problems
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On Campus Enrolment: Independent Learning 8 hours weekly; Tutorial 2 hours weekly
Online Enrolment: Independent Learning 8 hours weekly; Tutorial (Online) 1 hour (8 times)
|Assessment||Discussion Board Participation (20%)|A Literature Review on System Thinking Methods (35%)|Report (45%)|
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