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.
|Unit name||Systems Thinking in Public Health|
|Faculty/School||College of Health and Medicine
Tasmanian School of Medicine
|Teaching staff||Dr Silvana Bettiol and other academic staff.|
|Available as student elective?||No|
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|Assessment||Assessment 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.|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
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