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380.602.94 Basic Demography and Population Dynamics

Population, Family and Reproductive Health
2nd term
3 credits
Academic Year:
2013 - 2014
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Felicity Turner

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 Objectives:

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

  1. explain population scenarios , trends, and patterns
  2. discuss population composition and characteristics
  3. 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%)

Instructor Consent:

No consent required

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.