Josh Salomon, Professor of Global Health and core faculty of CHDS, offers GHP 506 – Measuring Population Health in Spring term, 2017. The course is designed to introduce students to the definition and measurement of population health. The primary objective is to provide an overview of the conceptual, methodological and empirical basis for quantifying levels of health in individuals and populations, including the construction of a range of different summary measures that combine information on mortality and non-fatal health outcomes. It aims to give students an understanding of the technical basis for measurement in international work on population health, and to give students an appreciation of the uses and limitations of these methods in policy-making and priority-setting, particularly in developing countries.
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