Training course on population change and public health

This course introduces the basic elements of population studies, including: population size, composition, and distribution, and the causes and consequences of changes in these characteristics. An overview of demographic processes and measures used to assess them is presented. The course also focuses on reproductive health issues important in the context of Sub-Saharan Africa. The impact of population policies and programs on population change will be analyzed for different countries. Current issues and problems in program design, implementation, and evaluation will be outlined with the help of several case studies.
Public health practitioners, epidemiologists, exposure scientists, quantitative health geographers, risk assessors, students.
5 Days

After completion of this course the student will be able to:
Describe the current status and trends in population size, composition and distribution, and analyze the causes and consequences of changes in these characteristics.
Calculate and interpret basic measures used to assess demographic processes: fertility, mortality, migration and urbanization.
Describe and analyze the theories and empirical evidence to explain the observed trends in fertility, mortality, migration, and urbanization in the developing and developed world .
Describe trends in household/family structure, number, composition and types, and their demographic and social implications.
Describe and interpret basic biological reproductive processes and major contraceptive technologies.
Identify the important reproductive health issues in the Sub-Saharan region of Africa and their socioeconomic, health and demographic impact; and devise programmatic strategies to tackle them.
Analyze population policy, its formulation and role in the future of sub-Saharan Africa’s demographic and reproductive health trends.
Outline the steps and issues involved in designing a reproductive health/family planning program.
Analyze organizational, administrative, financial and technical issues involved in program design, implementation and evaluation.
· Population Size, Growth, and Demographic Transition
· Population Structure, Composition and Distribution
· Social and Economic Consequences of Population Growth
· Fertility and Reproduction: Data Sources and Measurement
· Fertility Change: Trends, Differentials, Determinants and Theories
· Mortality and morbidity: Data Sources and Measurement
· Mortality Decline: Trends, Differentials, Theories and Prospects
· Migration: Sources of Data, Measurement, Trends in Time and Space, Theories and Implications
· Urbanization: Measurement, Theories, Trends, and Prospects
· Reproductive Health: Biological Processes and Contraceptive Technology
· Components of Reproductive Health
· Fertility and Infertility: Processes and Management
· Population Policies and Programs
Participants should be reasonably proficient in English.
The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.
COURSE Training Center: Datastat Training Center, Nairobi, Kenya
Start Date: 11/20/2017
End Date: 11/24/2017
Fee: Ksh 70000, $800
EMAIL: [email protected]
TELEPHONE : +254724527104