On completion of this unit students should be able to derive and compare population measures of mortality, illness, fertility and survival, be aware of the main sources of routinely collected health data and their advantages and disadvantages, and be able to collect primary data by a well-designed survey and analyse and interpret it appropriately. Content covered in this unit includes: routinely collected health-related data; quantitative methods in demography, including standardisation and life tables; health differentials; design and analysis of population health surveys including the roles of stratification, clustering and weighting.
8-12 hours total study time per week, distance learning
Assignments 100% (4 written assignments worth 25% each
Paul S. Levy, Stanley Lemeshow, Sampling of Populations: Methods and Applications, 4th edition, Wiley Interscience 2008.