Certification in Public Health Leadership and Systems Thinking


  • Provide insights into theories and models of leadership and organizational environment and behaviours
  • Provide an overview of Systems Thinking and different models in public health
  • Explain how public health leadership skills can be applied in a new policy and changing program environment
  • Provide case studies from international experiences in different contexts on how Systems Thinking worked


In this course, we provide an overview of systems thinking and systems models relevant for a public health leader to act efficiently. Public health and health policy-related challenges are complex systems compounded with many stakeholders, institutions and risk factors attached to them. Health outcomes depend on many interdepartmental actors and their transactions. Therefore, the result cannot be predicted with confidence using traditional statistical methods. “Systems Thinking” is a core skill in public health and helps public health leaders to remain aware of and prepare themselves much before for many unintended consequences. In learning systems thinking, a participant gathers knowledge and skills and recognizes the influence of role players and multiple socio-system perspectives. It helps to formulate a framework or model that can depict and predict the unintended outcomes of policy changes in an environment. Systems thinking and systems models are tools for a public health leader to devise strategies for solving real-world complexities. This course has four-course credits having four modules, and each module contains three units, and therefore 12 units. It is designed in such a way so that students get a theoretical understanding of the topic, and from various case analyses, they relate themselves to ground realities.

Additional information


3 Months


Certificate of Completion

Career prospects

On successful completion of the course, the learners get employed as Health Care Administrator, Direct and Coordinate Delivery of Health Care and Medical Services, Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists, Respiratory Therapist, Nutritionist, Health Educator and Biostatistician

Learning Outcome

  • Explain different leadership models and theories
  • Describe the roles of the organizational environment and its behaviours in the context of public health
  • Gain knowledge on theories and models of system thinking
  • Identify different applications of Systems Thinking in public health challenges
  • Examine how to develop strategies and provide solutions to efficiently utilize public healthcare resources
  • Focus on the required skills to face current public health challenges at organizational and community levels
  • Relate themselves with different situations and problems taking learning from case analysis around the world


  • Module 1: Concepts and Theories of Leadership and Systems Thinking
  • Module 2: Application of Systems Thinking for Change
  • Module 3: Program Leadership for Changes in Health Systems and Programs
  • Module 4: Leadership for Sustainable Health System Outcome


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