- Code DEMO8079
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Australian Demographic & Social Research Institute
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Demography
- Areas of interest Health, Medicine and the Body, Population Studies, Social Research, Demography
- Academic career PGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
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.
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:
Identify and analyse key issues and concepts relating to, and affecting, population health.
Reflect on and identify the determinants of health.
Develop relevant research topics and present relevant findings in written and/or oral form.
Identify emerging threats to population health.
Understand the interplay between demography and population health.
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.
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