• Offered by School of Demography
  • 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
  • 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.

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 or Master of Social Research. 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.  

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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
2016 $3054
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $4368
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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