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48611-01 - Lecture with practical courses: Demography for Health 2 CP

Semester spring semester 2023
Course frequency Every spring sem.
Lecturers G√ľnther Fink (guenther.fink@unibas.ch, Assessor)
Philipp Hessel (philipp.hessel@unibas.ch)
Content Key concepts of demography: fertility, mortality and migration
Age and sex structure of a population, including dependency ratios, demographic transition and demographic dividend
Mortality, including age-specific and standardized mortality rates, life expectancy at birth and later ages, life tables, mortality data and causes of death
Fertility, including basic measurements of fertility, reproduction of human populations, models for fertility analysis, birth interval analyses and period versus cohort fertility
Migration, including migration trends, theories of migration, sources of migration data and direct and indirect measures of migration
Basics of social demography and insights into historical demography
Learning objectives To understand key concepts of demography and demographic measures, and to understand why they are important for public health; to know and understand data collection methods and data sources in demography; to know and understand the most important summary measures of population health.
Bibliography Demography: Measuring and Modeling Population Processes
Samuel Preston , Patrick Heuveline , Michel Guillot
ISBN: 978-1-557-86451-2
2000, Wiley-Blackwell
Comments 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.
Additional lectures:
Philipp Hessel, Daniel Cobos, Clara Champagne, Sonja Merten, Robert Stelter

 

Admission requirements This course is intended for post-graduates from the health and social sciences. It requires basic quantitative skills.
Language of instruction English
Use of digital media No specific media used

 

Interval weekly
Date 22.02.2023 – 31.05.2023
Time Wednesday, 09.15-11.00 Swiss TPH Neubau, Seminarraum 2
Date Time Room
Wednesday 22.02.2023 09.15-11.00 Swiss TPH Neubau, Seminarraum 2
Wednesday 01.03.2023 09.15-11.00 Fasnachstferien
Wednesday 08.03.2023 09.15-11.00 Swiss TPH Neubau, Seminarraum 2
Wednesday 15.03.2023 09.15-11.00 Swiss TPH Neubau, Seminarraum 2
Wednesday 22.03.2023 09.15-11.00 Swiss TPH Neubau, Seminarraum 2
Wednesday 29.03.2023 09.15-11.00 Swiss TPH Neubau, Seminarraum 2
Wednesday 05.04.2023 09.15-11.00 Swiss TPH Neubau, Seminarraum 2
Wednesday 12.04.2023 09.15-11.00 Swiss TPH Neubau, Seminarraum 2
Wednesday 19.04.2023 09.15-11.00 Swiss TPH Neubau, Seminarraum 2
Wednesday 26.04.2023 09.15-11.00 Swiss TPH Neubau, Seminarraum 2
Wednesday 03.05.2023 09.15-11.00 Swiss TPH Neubau, Seminarraum 2
Wednesday 10.05.2023 09.15-11.00 Swiss TPH Neubau, Seminarraum 2
Wednesday 17.05.2023 09.15-11.00 Swiss TPH Neubau, Seminarraum 2
Wednesday 24.05.2023 09.15-11.00 Swiss TPH Neubau, Seminarraum 2
Wednesday 31.05.2023 09.15-11.00 Swiss TPH Neubau, Seminarraum 2
Modules Courses: Master Infection Biology (Master's Studies: Infection Biology)
Doctorate Science Epidemiology: Recommendations (PhD subject Epidemiology)
Modul: Fields: Public Health and Social Life (Master's degree program African Studies)
Module: Biostatistics and Computing (Master's Studies: Epidemiology)
Vertiefungsmodul Global Europe: Global Ageing and Health (Master's Studies: European Global Studies)
Assessment format continuous assessment
Assessment details The final grade will be based on course participation (20%), home works exercises during the semester (40%) as well as a final exam (40%)
Assessment registration/deregistration Reg./dereg.: course registr./cancel registr. via MOnA
Repeat examination no repeat examination
Scale Pass / Fail
Repeated registration as often as necessary
Responsible faculty Faculty of Science, studiendekanat-philnat@unibas.ch
Offered by Schweizerisches Tropen- und Public Health-Institut

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