Spotlights on Health and Rights

Key topics in the Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health

Demography

Learning Objectives

This module provides an introduction to the discipline of demography: it briefly surveys the facts it is concerned with, the terms, concepts and techniques it uses, and the different forms of data it mobilizes.

After completing this module, you should have a basic understanding of:

  • How to describe the structure and composition of populations
  • The kind of events and phenomena that affect the size and composition of populations
  • The different measures used to keep track of the phenomena that affect populations