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380.755.01 Population Dynamics and Public Health

Population, Family and Reproductive Health
Summer term
2 credits
Academic Year:
2014 - 2015
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Thursday,  2:30 - 3:20pm
Lab Times:
  • Tuesday,  3:30 - 5:20pm (01)
  • Tuesday,  3:30 - 5:20pm (02)
  • Tuesday,  3:30 - 5:20pm (03)
  • Thursday,  3:30 - 5:20pm (04)
  • Thursday,  3:30 - 5:20pm (05)
  • Thursday,  3:30 - 5:20pm (06)
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Henry Mosley
Course Instructors:



Provides an overview of population dynamics globally and its implications for public health program planning at the national and local levels. Students learn how to locate data sources for key demographic indicators and how to calculate and interpret measures of fertility, mortality and migration in populations. Introduces the principles of population projections students learn how to utilize projections in planning for public health interventions.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Describe the major trends and patterns of domestic and international population dynamics (mortality, fertility and migration) and the basic components of population size, distribution and composition
  2. Identify selected sources of population data and their strengths and limitations, and apply population methods to public health program planning
  3. Identify some key health policy interventions which affect population change
Methods of Assessment:

Six weekly online quizzes (25%) Mid-term examination (15%)Final examination(30%) Final team project assignment (30%)
The grade in this course will be determined by the following:

Six weekly online quizzes will count 5 points each and the total score must be 25 points or greater to get full credit - 25 points
Mid-term examination - 15 points
Final examination - 30 points
Final team project assignment - 30 points
Total - 100 points

Enrollment Restriction:


Instructor Consent:

No consent required