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Demographic Methods for Health
EPI 263 Fall 2017 (1.5 units)




OBJECTIVES

This seminar will cover basic demographic theory and methods, including population dynamics, fertility, mortality, migration, urbanization, aging, and family structure. The emphasis will be on how and why understanding these factors is important for public health practitioners and researchers. Furthermore, students will gain experience applying basic demographic methods to public health problems on a weekly basis in labs and through a small data analysis project of their own.

At the end of this course, scholars will be able to:

  • Understand the basics of demographic theory and methods, including population dynamics, fertility, mortality, migration, urbanization, aging, and family structure;
  • Understand the importance of demographics for public health practitioners; and
  • Describe how certain demographic phenomenon affect disease burden
PREREQUISITES

None.

FACULTY

Course Director:
Phone: 415-476-5616
email: Nadia.Diamond-Smith@ucsf.edu

FORMAT

Course content will be delivered through weekly interactive lectures. These will take place on Mondays from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM, Sept. 18 to Nov. 27.

All course materials and handouts will be posted on the course's online syllabus.

MATERIALS

None

GRADING

Grading will be based on the presentation of 1 paper in class (10%), completion of each lab (5% each x 8=40%), class participation (20%) and a short final paper and presentation (<=5 pages) (30%) where the students apply one of the methods learned in class to an existing data set to explore a question of interest to them.

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Enrollment

To apply for this course, please fill out and submit the application below. Course fees are covered by the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. The deadline for application is August 31, 2017. Only one application needs to be completed for all courses desired during the quarter.

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