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Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public HealthGlobal Health & PopulationMarcia Castro
TermDay and TimeLocation
Fall 2 2017  (show academic calendar)MWF   8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.Kresge 502 (HSPH)
Kresge Lower Level 6 (HSPH)
2.5  (show credit conversion for other schools)
Credit Level

This is an introductory level class on the analysis of mortality, fertility and population change. It is required for all masters' and doctoral students in the department of Global Health and Population. Students are introduced to the core literature in this field through lectures, and assigned readings selected from peer-reviewed journals and textbooks. Together, these provide a graduate-level introduction to the principle sources and characteristics of population data and to the essential methods used for the analysis of population problems. The emphasis throughout is on understanding the key processes, models and assumptions used primarily for the analysis of demographic components. Practical training will be given through a required weekly laboratory session, assignments, and a final examination. Examples presented in class and used in assignments are drawn from several countries, combining both developed and developing in assignments are drawn from several countries, combining both developed and developing world realities.Course Note: Required for GHP SM2 research students.Students outside of HSPH must request instructor permission to enroll in this course


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