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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.

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Understanding Systems Thinking in Healthcare
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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

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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?

Ike teaches healthcare leadership & management. A Senior Fellow of HEA; he brings over 15 years of leadership and management experience in global health and development practice and higher education.

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.

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    1992
  • Location

    Coventry
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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).

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