Life Tables

Summary

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.
Topics
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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