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Understanding Systems Thinking in Healthcare

Consider a systems thinking approach in healthcare and better understand the building blocks of global healthcare systems.

Understanding Systems Thinking in Healthcare
  • Duration2 weeks
  • Weekly study3 hours
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This course is part of the program Leading in Complex Health Systems , which is one of the building blocks that leads to a degree in Master of Business Administration (Health Care Sector). Find out more.

Explore what a perfect healthcare system might look like

On this course, you will have the opportunity to learn more about the systems thinking approach for healthcare.

You will discover what the building blocks of a healthcare system are and look critically at global healthcare systems.

You will have the chance to find out about the maintenance and evolution of a healthcare system and why making changes to an established healthcare system is so complex.

You will also be introduced to a variety of case studies to help you to consider the role of different stakeholders for making improvement within a healthcare system.

What topics will you cover?

  • Systems thinking
  • International healthcare systems
  • Healthcare system diversity
  • Healthcare system mapping and tools
  • Drivers of change healthcare

When would you like to start?

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What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Develop awareness of systems theory and thinking in Healthcare
  • Identify the drivers of complexity and change in global healthcare systems
  • Demonstrate an understanding of health systems

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for healthcare professionals and administrators who wish to progress into middle or senior management roles.

It may also be suitable for policymakers, executives, consultants and service providers in the health sector.

Please note that the individuals detailed in the ‘Who will you learn with?’ section below, are current staff members and may be subject to change.

Who will you learn with?

Ikedinachi Ogamba

Lecturer in Healthcare Leadership & Management; with over 10 years of project management and consultancy experience in health systems strengthening, policy, human resource and sustainable development.

Who developed the course?

Coventry University

Coventry secured gold in the UK Government’s 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and is University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

  • Established1992
  • LocationCoventry

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What's different about this course?

Since 2017 you have been able to take a degree on FutureLearn. This free course is a bit like a starter course for a degree — it should give you a flavour of the degree subject but can also be your first step towards a degree qualification.

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Which program and degree is this course part of?

This course is part of the program Leading in Complex Health Systems , which is one of the building blocks that leads to a degree in Master of Business Administration (Health Care Sector).