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This course covers basic understanding of the science of demography and health implications of major population issues in the contemporary world. Students explore population changes over time, elements of demography, child survival and mortality, the demography of social and economic inequality, role of women, urbanization, migration and fertility. Finally, world demographic patterns, synthesizing the data and issues surrounding the importance of population to public health.


This course does not involve any written exams. Students need to answer 5 assignment questions to complete the course, the answers will be in the form of written work in pdf or word. Students can write the answers in their own time. Each answer needs to be 200 words (1 Page). Once the answers are submitted, the tutor will check and assess the work.


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Course Credit: JHSPH Open

Course Curriculum

Lecture 1 Introduction 00:15:00
Lecture 2 Population Growth 00:15:00
Lecture 3 Mortality 00:25:00
Lecture 4 A Conceptual Framework for Studying Human Fertility 00:15:00
Lecture 5 Theories of Fertility Decline 00:15:00
Lecture 6 Very Low Fertility 00:30:00
Lecture 7 Migration 00:15:00
Lecture 8 Urban Demography 00:30:00
Lecture 9 Family Demography 00:30:00
Submit Your Assignment 00:00:00
Certification 00:00:00

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