Life Tables


Level of study: Career Based/Vocational

Life expectancy is a commonly used measure to assess the health of a population, and it is calculated using life tables. ‘Life tables’ is a short-form micro-credential designed to introduce this standard demographic methodology standard. Upon successful completion, enrollees will be able to describe the components of a life table and apply its rules to derive life expectancy. The micro-credential is aimed at population analysts, policymakers, planners and specialists for the health and social care professions. Enrollees will have hands-on experience accessing and analysing population data using the R software.
How to build life tables
Interpreting the components including life expectancy
Examining population differences in mortality profiles
Learning outcomes
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Apply rates in population analysis
Explain why life tables are needed
Apply basic rules of a life table to derive life expectancy and explain the components of the life table
Evaluate population differences in mortality profiles
Micro-credential stack information
This micro-credential may be undertaken as a stand-alone course.

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