• Offered by Australian Demographic & Social Research Institute
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Demography
  • Areas of interest Health Medicine and the Body, Population Studies, Social Research, Demography
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Elizabeth Allen
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2014
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This course begins by examining the association of the epidemiological and demographic transition models, and changing global patterns of health and disease. Key concepts and methodologies in the measurement of health and health service delivery are then introduced, and applied in an exploration of changing patterns of health according to demographic and socio-economic characteristics. The course concludes with an overview of emerging contemporary health issues.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

The objective of this course is to familiarise participants with the concepts and methods of health demography and to develop an understanding of health issues in the contemporary world.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Identify and analyse key issues and concepts relating to, and affecting, population health.

  2. Reflect on and identify the determinants of health.

  3. Develop relevant research topics and present relevant findings in written and/or oral form.

  4. Identify emerging threats to population health.

  5. Understand the interplay between demography and population health.

Indicative Assessment

Health blog (1,000 words) – 15% - [Learning Outcomes 2, 4]

Class presentation (using PowerPoint) – 10% – [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 5]

Presentation paper (2,000 words) – 30% – [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 5]

Final paper (3,000 words) – 40% – [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 5]

Class participation – 5% – [Learning Outcomes 1, 2]

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1 x 3 hour lecture per week.  Students are expected to commit up to 7 hours of independent study per week.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying a Graduate Certificate in Social Research (6892) or Master of Social Research (7121). Alternatively you may gain permission of the Course Convener to enrol in this course.


Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee Description
1994-2003 $1164
2014 $2478
2013 $2472
2012 $2472
2011 $2424
2010 $2358
2009 $2286
2008 $2286
2007 $2286
2006 $2190
2005 $2190
2004 $1926
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $3534
2014 $3762
2013 $3756
2012 $3756
2011 $3756
2010 $3750
2009 $3618
2008 $3618
2007 $3618
2006 $3534
2005 $3534
2004 $3534
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
8595 21 Jul 2014 08 Aug 2014 31 Aug 2014 30 Oct 2014 In Person N/A

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