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AS 573 DEMOGRAPHY                       (2L+0P)

Objectives
This course is meant for training the students in measures of demographic indices, estimation procedures of demographic parameters. Students would also be exposed to population projection techniques and principles involved in bioassays.

Theory

UNIT I
Introduction to vital statistics, crude and standard mortality and morbidity rates, Estimation of mortality, measures of fertility and mortality, period and cohort measures.

UNIT II
Life tables and their applications, methods of construction of abridged life tables, Increment- decrement life tables.

UNIT III
Stationary and stable populations, migration and immigration. Application of stable population theory to estimate vital rates, migration and its estimation. Demographic relations in Nonstable populations. Measurement of population growth, Lotka’s model (deterministic) and intrinsic rate of growth, measures of mortality and morbidity, period.

UNIT IV
Principle of biological assays, parallel line and slope ratio assays, choice of doses and efficiency in assays, quantal responses, probit and logit transformations, epidemiological models.

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