Course content Course Population and Health - 2013 Course content Introductory seminar. Population health issues. Lecture 1. Events, durations, Lexis diagram, and rates. Lecture 2. Aggregated measures of mortality and life table functions. Lecture 3. Life table and causes of death. Lecture 4. Life tables combining health and mortality. Lecture 5. Mortality across time, age, and cohort. Lecture 6. Data sources and classification systems. Lecture 7. Data quality and statistical errors. Lecture 8. Methods of decomposition. Lecture 9. Health inequalities: facts and explanations. Lecture 10. Measurement of inter-group mortality differences based on the census-linked data. Lecture 11. Measurement of health inequalities: a systematic review. Lecture 12. Inequality in continuous distributions and in the life table. Lecture 13. Sex differences in health and survival. Lecture 14. Medical causes of death: collection, classification, comparability. Lecture 15. Reconstruction of continuous time series of mortality by cause of death. Lecture 16. Divergences / convergences in mortality. A new approach to health transition. Lecture 17. Mortality trends in the Soviet Union and Russia until the 1960s. (In Russian) Lecture 18. Mortality crisis: components and determinants. Lecture 19. Mortality differentials within the Russian population. Lectures 20-21. Factors of survival and health in Russia as reflected by micro-level evidence.