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Master of Public Health (S55)  (Dept. Info)Social Work and Public Health  (Policies)

S55 MPH 5050TPS: Community Based System Dynamics3.0 Units
Description:This course introduces students to community based system dynamics (CBSD) as an approach for engaging communities, organizations, and trans-disciplinary teams to understand and represent complex social, health, and policy problems through the diagramming conventions of system dynamics. The course introduces students to the background and theoretical foundations of community based system dynamics; qualitative causal mapping; the practice of group model building for working with organizations, communities, and teams through structured small group exercises or "scripts"; tools for designing, facilitating, and evaluating CBSD interventions; and techniques for managing group dynamics involving power, interpersonal conflicts, and working with marginalized stakeholders. Learning is structured around problem-based and experiential approaches, including simulated group model building exercises, facilitation practice, case study activities, and guest presentations by CBSD practitioners working in the field. Students will apply their knowledge and skills in a community-based group project to design a CBSD intervention with a community project sponsor. The course draws on methods being developed and used by the Brown School's Social System Design Lab and explores current CBSD applications in both domestic and international settings. Prerequisites: MSW S15-5007; MPH S55 5000
Instruction Type:Classroom instruction Grade Options:C Fees:
Course Type:IdentSame As:S65 5050  S90 5050Frequency:Every Semester / History


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