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Systems thinking and practice
Systems thinking and practice

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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • display confidence in using systems concepts and language

  • describe accurately the set of key systems concepts

  • understand what is distinctive about systems thinking as opposed to other forms of thinking

  • understand how systems thinking is useful in analysing and improving situations

  • understand the notion of a system as a creation of the observer, i.e. as an intellectual construct, as opposed to using the term system in other ways, i.e. as entities that exist ‘out there’.