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380.603.01 DEMOGRAPHIC METHODS FOR PUBLIC HEALTH

Term: 2nd term
Credits: 4 credits
Contact: Mary Hughes
Academic Year: 2013 - 2014
Course Instructor:
  • M. E. Hughes
Description:

Prepares students to use demographic methods to address specific public health problems, identify and estimate populations at risk, and aid in forecasting health service needs, using a combination of lectures, labs, and case studies. Methods covered include population projections and period life tables.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Identify appropriate sources of demographic data and describe the limitations of various data sources
Apply appropriate demographic methods to address specific public health problems
Calculate basic demographic indicators and measures
Calculate and apply period and cohort life tables
Identify and estimate populations at risk
Forecast population growth by age and sex

Methods of Assessment: Evaluation will be based on three take home assignments and an in-class final exam.
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Tuesday 3:30 - 4:50
  • Thursday 3:30 - 4:50
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Enrollment Maximum: 35
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Auditors Allowed: Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Special Comments: One hour Lab TBA