Lectures and seminars

PHSP seminar: The study of mortality and mortality change, calculation of life expectancy

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2018-04-1013:00 to 15:00 Mary, Widerström building, Tomtebodavägen 18ACampus Solna

The Doctoral Programme in Public Health Science (PHSP) welcomes all doctoral students and researchers at KI to our second seminar this spring, with Associate Professor Sven Drefahl.The theme for PHSP’s seminars this spring is Population Change and Public Health.

The purpose PHSP's seminars is to provide an intellectually challenging, yet generous and informal, environment where doctoral students can work on core topics and develop their knowledge together with junior and senior colleagues. 

The seminars generally consist of a presentation followed by a discussion, with a break for coffee and tea.

Seminar leader

Associate Professor Sven Drefahl, Stockholm University. 


To attend the seminar, register by April 4th to fu-adm@phs.ki.se 

About the theme for PHSP's seminar series, spring 2018:

The health of a population cannot be measured without knowledge of its size and characteristics. Demography may be defined as the study of population change in response to the interplay between fertility, mortality, and migration.

An understanding of population dynamics is a prerequisite for making forecasts about the future size and structure of the population, which should be the basis for healthcare planning. 

Analyses of this kind require an examination of the past: birth rates decades earlier, the risk of death at different ages for historical cohorts, etc. Knowledge of changes in the age structure over time help us in understanding the health of the population, the distribution of deaths, and the needs for healthcare.

Contact person: Daniel Falkstedt


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