- Code DEMO9008
- Unit Value 12 units
- Offered by School of Demography
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Demography
- Areas of interest Geography, Population Studies, Demography, Public Health
- Academic career PGRD
- Prof Vladimir Canudas-Romo
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2024
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The course covers the theoretical models and tools to examine the growth, age-sex structure and spatial distribution of populations. Also covered are the concepts and measures used to describe and compare levels and age patterns in demographic processes, including marriage, fertility, mortality and migration. Topics may include the sources of demographic data, the assessment of data quality, standardisation methods, demographic accounting, population pyramids, the Lexis diagram, cohort measures, life tables, and decomposition methods. The course focuses on understanding demographic concepts and measures, their application to data, and demographic interpretation.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- calculate measures to analyse population growth and structure;
- calculate measures to analyse the demographic processes of marriage, fertility, mortality, and migration;
- locate appropriate demographic data, and judge their quality; and
- produce, interpret, and evaluate demographic reports.
- Research paper - topic selection exercise (10) [LO 3,4]
- Research paper - literature review and data source (10) [LO 3,4]
- Research paper - detailed outline (10) [LO 1,2]
- Research paper - final draft (70) [LO 1,2,3,4]
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130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 24 hours of lectures and computer lab activities, and 12 hours of directed online learning activities; and
b) 94 hours of independent student research, problem solving, reading, and writing.
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