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Бакалаврская программа «Социология и социальная информатика»

Demography

2020/2021
Учебный год
ENG
Обучение ведется на английском языке
6
Кредиты
Статус:
Курс по выбору
Когда читается:
4-й курс, 1, 2 модуль

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Course Syllabus

Abstract

This course is designed for those interested in acquiring comprehensive knowledge and technical skills in examining the structure and dynamics of population change, its causes and consequences. Emphasis is placed on understanding of the interlinkages between population studies and health, including life expectancy, ageing, health inequalities etc. The curriculum includes advanced training in both the theories and modern methods of demographic and epidemiological analysis. The course will help students acquire expertise in collection, processing and interpretation of the demographic and epidemiological data. The course reveals the main patterns and characteristics of the epidemiological transition (mortality and morbidity trends) in Russia compared to the advanced countries.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • understanding the nature of demographic processes and the way they affect demographic structures
  • acquiring techniques of demographic and basic epidemiological analysis
  • interpretation and critical understanding of demographic and epidemiological information
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • identify causes and consequences of population change and relate these to underlying demographic trends and patterns in Russia and abroad
  • demonstrate advanced knowledge and understanding of modern techniques to the study of demographic processes and population health
  • formulate research questions and use demographic and health data, and appropriate methods of analysis, to address them
  • generate evidence-based demographic and health policies tacking excessive mortality
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • The concept of demography and epidemiology. Data sources on population and population health
  • Population changes and demographic structures
  • Fertility and reproductive health
  • Health and mortality
  • Population ageing and biodemography
  • Principles of epidemiology. Epidemiological research design.
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Preparation for the seminars and in-class participation
  • non-blocking Test (Basics of demographic analysis)
  • non-blocking Group project (Epidemiological study design)
  • non-blocking Essay (Evidence based demographic policy)
  • non-blocking Written exam
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (2 module)
    0.1 * Essay (Evidence based demographic policy) + 0.1 * Group project (Epidemiological study design) + 0.2 * Preparation for the seminars and in-class participation + 0.2 * Test (Basics of demographic analysis) + 0.4 * Written exam
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Kirkwood, B. R., & Sterne, J. A. C. (2003). Essential Medical Statistics: Vol. 2nd ed. Wiley-Blackwell.

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • David A Leon, Lyudmila Saburova, Susannah Tomkins, Evgueny Andreev, Nikolay Kiryanov, Martin Mckee, & Vladimir M Shkolnikov. (2007). Hazardous alcohol drinking and premature mortality in Russia: a population based case-control study.