Systems science has been instrumental in breaking new scientific ground in diverse fields such as meteorology, engineering and decision analysis. However, it is just beginning to impact public health. This seminar is designed to introduce students to basic tools of theory building and data analysis in systems science and to apply those tools to better understand the obesity epidemic in human populations. There will also be a lab in which students will use a simple demonstration model of food acquisition behavior using agent-based modeling on standard (free) software (netlogo). The central organizing idea of the course is to examine the obesity epidemic at a population level as an emergent properties of complex, nested systems, with attention to feedback processes, multilevel interactions, and the phenomenon of emergence. While the emphasis will be on obesity, the goal will be to explore ways in which the systems approach can be applied to other non-communicable diseases both nationally and internationally.
Systems Science and ObesityUniversidade Johns Hopkins
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Principais avaliações do SYSTEMS SCIENCE AND OBESITY
It is only that the language is little hard for non native speakers
enjoyed the course and learning about systems science soft ware.
It is a great course, new approach to obesity epidemic.
This course was surprisingly challenging and educational. I had little background in system science, and very much enjoyed the learning process!
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