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380.651.01 METHODS AND MEASURES IN POPULATION STUDIES

Term: 4th term
Credits: 4 credits
Academic Year: 2012 - 2013
Course Instructors:
Description:

Covers six areas regarding population studies including: population composition, fertility, migration, population projections, an introduction to stable populations, and measures of population health. Draws examples from data from both developed and developing countries.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Decompose changes in rates into composition and rate effects
Calculate and Discuss basic measures of fertility from vital registration or birth history data
Calculate and Discuss measures of migration and residential segregation
Calculate and Discuss the correct uses of various measures in Population Health and health disparities
Project a national or sub-national population

Methods of Assessment: Homework, Quizzes, and Final Exam
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Monday 8:30 - 10:20
  • Wednesday 8:30 - 10:20
Enrollment Minimum: 1
Enrollment Maximum: 30
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Prerequisite:

380.650 Fundamentals of Life Tables and 380.600 Principles of Population Change are highly recommended.

Auditors Allowed: Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail