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Term: 2nd term
Credits: 3 credits
Contact: Felicity Turner
Academic Year: 2013 - 2014

Acquaints students with global population trends and patterns; population and health. Enhances technical skills and knowledge regarding use of demographic data for policy analysis development, program strategies and priorities. Examines measures and indicators of nuptiality, fertility, mortality and migration, and migrant health issues. Provides skills in making population estimation and projection.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
explain population scenarios , trends, and patterns
discuss population composition and characteristics
discuss basic concepts in population dynamics, fertility, mortality, migration, urbanization and its relationship with health

Methods of Assessment: Assignment (30%), Mid-term (20%) and final examinations (50%)
Location: India
Enrollment Minimum: 5
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Auditors Allowed: No
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Special Comments: This course is part of the curriculum of the MPH program which is offered in cooperation with Indian Institute of Health Management Research. It is taught in India, at IIHMR. Only students enrolled in that program will be able to take this course.