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48611-01 - Vorlesung mit Übungen: Demography 2 KP

Semester Frühjahrsemester 2019
Angebotsmuster Jedes Frühjahrsem.
Dozierende Thomas Fürst (thomas.fuerst@unibas.ch)
Thomas A. Smith (thomas-a.smith@unibas.ch, BeurteilerIn)
Inhalt Description: Demography is the study of the size, structure and distribution of populations, and how these changes as a result of rates of birth, death, and migration. In this course, which comprises of various interactive lectures, demonstrations, hands-on exercises, group work, and discussions in class, we develop the basic demographic concepts and measures. We explore how these key concepts and measures relate to each other and their linkages with epidemiologic key concepts and measures (and beyond). The theoretical concepts are illustrated and tested by referring to actual data and research projects. The course is introductory in nature does, not require advanced quantitative or IT/software knowledge, but spans the bridge from basic demographic and epidemiologic key concepts and measures to some of the highly topical research work in the field.

Basic demographic concepts and measures (birth, death, migration, age and sex structures, population pyramids, demographic and epidemiologic transitions)
Demographic data sources, data completeness and data quality
Standardization of rates
Life tables, life expectancy, and health expectancy
Summary measures of population health
Global Burden of Disease study and collaboration
Lernziele To understand key concepts of demography and demographic measures, why they are important, and how they relate to public health; to know and understand important data collection methods and data sources in demography; to know and understand the most important summary measures of population health.
Literatur Demography: Measuring and Modeling Population Processes
Samuel Preston , Patrick Heuveline , Michel Guillot
ISBN: 978-1-557-86451-2
2000, Wiley-Blackwell
Bemerkungen Each student will need his / her own laptop with internet access; no special software needed.

Methods: Interactive lectures with integrated practical work and exercises, reading, self-study, and homework.


Teilnahmebedingungen This course is intended for post-graduates from the health and social sciences. It requires basic quantitative skills.
Unterrichtssprache Englisch
Einsatz digitaler Medien kein spezifischer Einsatz


Intervall wöchentlich
Datum 20.02.2019 – 29.05.2019
Zeit Mittwoch, 09.15-11.00 Swiss Tropical & Public Health Institute, Lhotse

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Module Lehrveranstaltungen Masterstudium Infektionsbiologie (Masterstudium: Infektionsbiologie)
Modul: Biostatistics and Computing (Masterstudium: Epidemiologie)
Leistungsüberprüfung Lehrveranst.-begleitend
Hinweise zur Leistungsüberprüfung Class attendance, homework evaluation, in class group work and short presentation.
An-/Abmeldung zur Leistungsüberprüfung An-/Abmelden: Belegen resp. Stornieren der Belegung via MOnA
Wiederholungsprüfung keine Wiederholungsprüfung
Skala Pass / Fail
Wiederholtes Belegen beliebig wiederholbar
Zuständige Fakultät Philosophisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät, studiendekanat-philnat@unibas.ch
Anbietende Organisationseinheit Schweizerisches Tropen- und Public Health-Institut