380.651.01 METHODS AND MEASURES IN POPULATION STUDIES
- Population, Family and Reproductive Health
- 4th term
- 4 credits
- Academic Year:
- 2014 - 2015
- East Baltimore
- Class Times:
M W, 10:00 - 11:50am
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 Objectives:
- 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:
- Class participation & Quizzes (20%); Completion of exercises (30%); 2 Exams (50%)
- Instructor Consent:
- No consent required
380.650 Fundamentals of Life Tables and 380.600 Principles of Population Change are highly recommended.
- Special Comments:
- Course is held in departmental space.