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Population health information for specialists

Welcome to our advanced course on population health information. This course will cover methods of population estimation and projection; life tables and their demographic application; important regional and international differences in populations, in respect of age, sex, occupation, social class, ethnicity and other characteristics; historical changes in population size and structure and factors underlying them; and policies to address population growth nationally and internationally.

Learning objectives: This course will cover:

  • methods of population estimation and projection
  • life tables and their demographic application
  • important regional and international differences in populations, in respect of age, sex, occupation, social class, ethnicity and other characteristics
  • historical changes in population size and structure and factors underlying them
  • policies to address population growth nationally and internationally

Course authors: John Powell, Associate Clinical Professor of Epidemiology & Public Health, University of Warwick. Resource text adapted from material written by Neeraj Malhotra and Meic Goodyear, accessible at www.healthknowledge.org.uk.

Reviewed by: Bethan Davies, SpR Public Health, London.

Author and reviewer's competing interests: none declared

Use the index below to pick a particular module, or work your way through the course in the following manner:
1. start with the pre-course assessment - if you do not see this option then please create an account or login.
2. proceed through each module one by one
3. end with the final exam - your results will be emailed to you once completed