- 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
- 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
- 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.
- Preparation for the seminars and in-class participation
- Test (Basics of demographic analysis)
- Group project (Epidemiological study design)
- Essay (Evidence based demographic policy)
- Written exam
- 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
- Kirkwood, B. R., & Sterne, J. A. C. (2003). Essential Medical Statistics: Vol. 2nd ed. Wiley-Blackwell.
- 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.