This a very interesting course highlighting key components in order effectively organize to tackle issues facing health systems at large . I highly recommend it
Content was very interesting, a lot of repetition of material helped to get a good understanding of Health Systems. Organizational Diagnosis was very useful.
por Maria P D F V•
Classes were always interesting. However, they could include more videos and interactive participation. More analysis of real cases.
Also there was a big issue on week 2 and 3 with impaired audio and video and it was very difficult to complete those weeks.
por Mary D•
Informative and well curated. The information is extremely helpful but I do feel that relying so much on previous case studies or programs puts people at a disadvantage if they are not familiar with those studies/programs.
por Ekundayo A A•
Very excellent course, comprehensive and easy to follow. I am just not a big fan of the peer-reviewed assignment being compulsory.
Thank you, Madam Brieger for your work. Thank you John Hopkins and Coursera
por Lucile L•
Very interesting and broad course with also clear examples
Sometimes I wished less repetition
Some technical problems still there (slides/speech matching) but not too impairing for the learning process
por Zuzana H•
This course provided useful overview. Though slides in presentations in Module 2 were in wrong order. Otherwise, I would recommend the course.
por Fredrik H•
Sadly the PowerPoint in Module 2 (part of week 2) is totally messed up. However, great course with good examples
por Marc S O•
A very useful and practical course. It delivers practical examples in real life situations.
por Maria L P•
Some weeks are disproportionately heavy with regards to other. Very interesting.
por Hafiz M W•
It is really good course.
por Nonna T•
I am grateful to the course organizers for putting it out there.
As a general introduction, the course needs a better explanation of how its different parts come together. For instance, Part 1 sessions on organisations and change does not link up with the last few sessions which introduce Health Systems. The presentation of the sessions on organisations and change is overloaded with detailed personal experiences of the lecturer, there are no references to where the models come from, and the models themselves don’t seem thought through.
Week 2 is much better than Week 1. I think the view of the PHC is obsolete, same as the WHO’s view of it. Nowhere in the world does PHC fulfill all the roles expected of it, including education and social mobilization, or “fixing the local markets” example. With the amount of money allocated to PHC in M/LICs it’s not realistic to expect all that. I did like the HS building blocks explained on the example of the malaria program, I found malaria more relatable than the example in Week 1. The “last mile” session is informative and the one on private vendors is interesting, although a bit repetitive, and there’s a mismatch between the voice-over and the slides in a number of videos. What I really liked in Week 2 is the matrix of the Global Fund CSS blocks and the community systems.
Week 3 seems an improvement in setting the stage and good overview at the start of the lecture covering the main elements. I do not understand why, while the course is on health systems, the practical assignment is not on health systems, but on organizational change.
Week 4 material on policy making makes an important highlight of the responsibility of policy administrators, and I liked the comparison between the different policy formation models. The lecturer is spot on about the detrimental impact of WTO/patents. The lecturer’s accounts of advocacy implementation are a clear value-add.
Generally I think it would be best to have a separate course on organizational change and on health systems/community systems. I do not think the health systems and the organizational change parts of this course blended well together.
Some detailed observations are: the course could benefit from mentioning sources/providing reference links. Also it would be great if there was a possibility to fast-forward/rewind by 10 seconds, like on Netflix 😊 I personally find many of the illustrations/pictures used to be a bit dated, and more diversity in the images would be welcome. The image on slide 10 of Week 2 struck me, it’s about nutrition, on the image there are two smiling men who are at a table with food in front of them, and there is a seemingly sidelined woman holding a child who sits at the edge. It would be good to mention something about the role of gender or intra-family food security! I think sometimes the lecturer goes in too much details on the clinical aspects of different tropical diseases. I do appreciate the time, effort and resources that were put to produce this course, with a few changes the course can improve.
por Julian O K•
The videos were fairly long and extremely detailed albeit it required complete and undivided attention. If you don't do very well when it comes to watching long lectures, it's better to start now because it's going to be worth it. Thanks!
por Óscar D O Á•
The information is very useful but, some slides of the videos are not synchronize with the audio and make difficult to understand the classes.
por Maria d l A E•
The information provided was very useful, but the method (videos/lectures) were too monotonous.
por Varun R•
The content organization is very random and one component does not flow into the other.
The approach to teaching is very boring- the instructor is simply reading out information without engagement.
The good part about the course is the case study approach to teaching which makes it easier to apply in a practical setting.
por Jean M V N•
Very structured and interesting course