System Dynamics for Health Sciences

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Обучение бесплатное
Certificate
Сертификация платная
Duration
11 месяцев
О курсе

Effective and meaningful engagement with complex modern medical systems requires an overarching set of tools.

System dynamics is such a tool, allowing health practitioners to model and simulate problems ranging from the molecular level to the entire healthcare system and beyond. This introductory course will teach you the fundamental principles of system dynamics as you learn how to use system dynamics software to explore problems relevant to your field of health. Whether you work in molecular biology, clinical medicine, health policy, or any other health-related field, this course will equip you to investigate the effects of time delays, feedback and system structure. You will learn how to interpret the causes of typical system behaviors such as growth, decay and oscillation in terms of the underlying system properties, and to rapidly develop computer-based models and run simulations to gain insight into the problems in your domain.

This course will empower you with a deeper understanding and an enhanced capacity to achieve useful interventions in healthcare.

Программа
System Dynamics for Health Sciences
Learn to use system dynamics to better understand complex medical issues and interventions.
Что Вы изучите?
  • Basics of systems and their behaviors
  • Structure of simple systems and how they correlate with system behavior
  • Zero and first-order systems
  • Ability to apply system dynamics methodology to a wide range of medical problems
  • Ability to use system dynamics software to rapidly develop models and run simulations of problems
Лекторы
David Rubin
David Rubin
Adjunct Professor, Biomedical Engineering Wits University
David Rubin is a medical doctor and an Adjunct Professor in Biomedical Engineering at Wits University. His academic interests include: modeling and simulation in medicine, the role of quantitative sciences in medical education, and researching novel approaches in the treatment of cancer.
Tak Igusa
Tak Igusa
Professor Johns Hopkins University
Professor Tak Igusa Dr. Tak Igusa is a professor at the Johns Hopkins University who has been engaged in multi-disciplinary collaborations spanning a wide range of fields. He currently holds appointments in the Departments of Civil Engineering, International Health, Earth and Planetary Sciences, and Applied Mathematics & Statistics. To provide rigor to his collaborative activities, Dr. Igusa has been promoting systems science and methodologies, which has led to significant, new research programs within the university. This includes projects funded by the NIH, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, CDC and the National Science Foundation on systemic studies of childhood obesity, rheumatic disease, community resilience to natural disasters, and technology innovation in developing nations. His work led to the establishment of the Johns Hopkins Systems Institute in 2011. Dr. Igusa received an A.B. in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University and a PhD in Civil Engineering from University of California, Berkeley. He is currently advising the development of systems research programs that bridge public health and engineering at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Robyn Letts
Robyn Letts
Biomedical Engineer & Lecturer University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
Robyn Letts is a biomedical engineer and she works at University of the Witwatersrand lecturing a variety of biomedical topics to the engineering students and Health System Dynamics to the medical students. Her research interests are broad and include applications in medical imaging, artificial organs and medical education.
Платформа
EdX
Эта платформа предоставляет все курсы бесплатно. Авторами выступают топовые университеты и корпорации, которые стараются удерживать стандарты качества. За несоблюдение дедлайнов, невыполнение домашнего задания студенты теряют баллы. Как и в других платформах, лекционные видео чередуются с практическими заданиями. Обучение проводится на английском, китайском, испанском, французском и хинди.