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Population Change and Public Health

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Henry Mosley

Originally Offered:

Spring 1999

Offered By:

Department of Population and Family Health Sciences

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This course introduces the basic elements of population studies, including: population size, composition, and distribution, and the causes and consequences of changes in these characteristics. An overview of demographic processes and measures used to assess them is presented. The course also focuses on reproductive health issues important in the context of Sub-Saharan Africa. The impact of population policies and programs on population change will be analyzed for different countries. Current issues and problems in program design, implementation, and evaluation will be outlined with the help of several case studies.

This course was developed by JHSPH faculty with the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Qualified educators may order this course and others on CD-ROM from the Bill and Melinda Gates Instiute for Population and Reproductive Health.