Population Studies

Course description

This course introduces concepts and practices of population studies. It provides an overview of definitions, theories, determinants and measurement of populations.

Course outcomes

Upon the completion of this course, students will be able to:

• Identify the fundamentals of population studies and its links with health
• Describe practical knowledge and skills of demographic and health data sources and practical use of data
• Identify techniques of demographic measurement and reasons for population growth

Course contents

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🔽 0 h 56 min | Introduction to Population Studies
  • Define demography
  • Sources of demographic data
  • Error in population data
  • Errors in demographic data
🔽 1 h 15 min | Demographic Measurement Tools
  • Population measures
  • Demographic measures
🔽 1 h 08 min | Population Growth
  • Population dynamics
  • Population growth models
  • Demographic transition theories
🔽 1 h 07 min | World Population Growth
  • Current status of world population
  • Patterns and trends of world population growth
  • Impacts of world population growth
🔽 0 h 40 min | Women and Development
  • Gender
  • Forms of gender-based violence
  • Women’s status in developing countries
🔽 0 h 48 min | Impact of Rapid Population Growth on Socio-Economic Development
  • The link between population and development
  • Impact of population growth on socioeconomic development
  • Population ecology
🔽 0 h 57 min | Population Policies
  • Define policy
  • Forms of population policy
  • International events influencing population policy


This course includes:

    6 h 50 min recorded video

    Downloadable resources (books and articles)

    One year access

    Access on mobile and TV

    Advanced Level

    Certificate of completion


1 year of access
This course does not have any sections.
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