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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 consider how systems thinking can contribute to policy decision making when addressing complex problems.

Summary 2020

Unit name Systems Thinking in Public Health
Unit code CAM530
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
Tasmanian School of Medicine
Discipline Medicine
Teaching staff Dr Silvana Bettiol and other academic staff.
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No



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AssessmentAssessment task 1: Discussion board participation. Assessment task 2: 2000 word critical analysis of systems thinking approaches. Assessment task 3: 2500 report demonstrating application of systems thinking methods.
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