METHODS AND MEASURES IN POPULATION STUDIES Syllabus
Course Learning Objectives
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
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.
Masters and Doctoral students interested in Population Studies
Methods of Assessment
Grading Policy: Homework, Quizzes, and Final Exam
Grading Restrictions: Letter grade
380.650 Fundamentals of Life Tables and 380.600 Principles of Population Change are highly recommended.
Academic Ethics Code
The code, discussed in the Policy and Procedure Memorandum for Students, March 31, 2002, will be adhered to in this class:
Students enrolled in the Bloomberg School of Public Health of The Johns Hopkins University assume an obligation to conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to the University's mission as an institution of higher education. A student is obligated to refrain from acts which he or she knows, or under the circumstances has reason to know, impair the academic integrity of the University. Violations of academic integrity include, but are not limited to: cheating; plagiarism; knowingly furnishing false information to any agent of the University for inclusion in the academic record; violation of the rights and welfare of animal or human subjects in research; and misconduct as a member of either School or University committees or recognized groups or organizations.
Disability Support Services
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