53140 Population Education

Course Description

This course is designed to equip students of basic materials and methods used in Population , including methods for measuring levels and rates of population change, fertility, mortality, migration (both domestic and international), distribution, and composition, concept, principles and components of medical demography, definitions, sources of demographic data, application of demography in health, rates of natural population increase: methods of calculation, consequences of population growth in terms of provision of health services, demographic trends in Africa and the world, rural-urban migration, implications of trends in rural-urban migration, approaches to fertility management, modern and traditional methods of regulating fertility, modern and traditional methods of regulating fertility in the rest of Africa.

Learning Objective

  • By the end of this course, the student should be able to know:
  • 1. Define Population and describe various source demography
  • 2. Identify methods for measuring levels and rates of population change, fertility, mortality, migration (both domestic and international), distribution, and composition,
  • 3. Describe concept, principles and components of medical demography
  • 4. Define and describe sources of demographic data, application of demography in health, rates of natural population increase methods of calculation, consequences of population growth in terms of provision of health services, demographic trends in Africa and the world,
  • 5. Describe rural-urban migration, implications of trends in rural-urban migration, approaches to fertility management, modern and traditional methods of regulating fertility, modern and traditional methods of regulating fertility in the rest of Africa.

Credits

    3

Books for this Course

  • Lecurer notes 2015 by Abdikadir Abdinur Barre
  • Population Education by Rao, V. K
  • Population Education by F.C Pandey

Times Offered

  • February 2016
  • June 2016

Course Prerequisite

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