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Teaching and Training :: MPhil in Demography :: DOC5003S

Population Projections and Modelling

Postgraduate status. Second semester. 2 x 2 hour sessions per week


Prof Rob Dorrington



Duly Performed Requirements      

Submission of all required practicals and assignments, with a sub-minimum of 40%


Practicals and assignments                              40%

Examination                            November       60%


This course will expose students to techniques of population projection and epidemiological modelling. At the end of the course, students will be able to apply the knowledge gained to derive population projections for national and sub-national populations using a variety of methods, and taking anticipated changes in epidemiological and demographic variables into account.

Students will also have a thorough understanding of different approaches to demographic modelling, and their limitations.

Course outline

To be confirmed before the end of the first semester


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