Comparing Populations


Level of study: Career Based/Vocational

Populations can be compared in many ways, for example, changing world and national populations across time, or differences between social groups or across geographies within a population. ‘Comparing populations’ introduces techniques that allow comparison of demographic, health, and social indicators in populations with different age/sex patterns. This short-form micro-credential is aimed at population analysts, policymakers and specialists for the health and social care professions. Participants will have hands-on experience accessing and analysing population data.
Estimating exposure-time
Calculating age-specific measures
Direct and indirect standardization techniques
Basic decomposition methods
Learning outcomes
Upon successful completion, enrollees will have the knowledge and skills to:
Develop a comparative data analysis plan and have the ability to gather the appropriate data
Understand demographic measurement of time and the estimation of age-specific measures
Apply techniques that allow comparison of demographic indicators of population with different age/sex patterns
Micro-credential stack information
This micro-credential is undertaken as a stand-alone course.

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