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380.651.01 METHODS AND MEASURES IN POPULATION STUDIES

Department:
Population, Family and Reproductive Health
Term:
4th term
Credits:
4 credits
Academic Year:
2014 - 2015
Location:
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Wednesday,  10:00am - 12:00pm
  • Thursday,  3:30 - 5:30pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
Stan Becker
Course Instructors:

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Prerequisite:

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

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 Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Decompose changes in rates into composition and rate effects
  2. Calculate and discuss basic measures of fertility from vital registration or birth history data
  3. Calculate and discuss measures of migration and residential segregation
  4. Calculate and discuss the correct uses of various measures in population health and health disparities
  5. 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

Special Comments:

Course is held in departmental space.