NTD2108 Demographic Structure and HealthBahçeşehir UniversityDegree Programs NUTRITION AND DIETETIC (ENGLISH)General Information For StudentsDiploma SupplementErasmus Policy StatementNational QualificationsBologna Commission
Bachelor TR-NQF-HE: Level 6 QF-EHEA: First Cycle EQF-LLL: Level 6

Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Code Course Name Semester Theoretical Practical Credit ECTS
NTD2108 Demographic Structure and Health Spring 2 0 2 2

Basic information

Language of instruction: English
Type of course: Must Course
Course Level: Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery: Face to face
Course Coordinator : Assoc. Prof. GÖKÇEN GARİPOĞLU
Course Lecturer(s): Dr. Öğr. Üyesi YONCA SEVİM
Course Objectives: Teaching of basic demographic concepts, components and indicators. Providing present information on maternal and child health and nutrition.Discussion of the relation between population, health and nutrition.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
Learns general concepts of demography.
Have an idea and practise on population size and increaese.
Knows fertility and factors effecting fertility.
Have information on mortality.
Have information on migration and urbanisation.
Learns maternal and child health indicators and updated values.
Learns nutrition and antropemetric indicators and updated values.

Course Content

Introduction to demography, definitions, Data sources, methods, Population size, structure, composition, Fertility, factors affecting fertility, Mortality, Migration Urbanization, Maternal and child health, Nutrition and anthropometric indicators

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) Introduction, Definition Of Demography, Elements Of Demography Demographic Data Sources
2) Demographic Measures, Concepts Of Demography
3) Population Size, Density, Distribution
4) Population Composition, Age & Sex Structure, Population Increase
5) Fertility
6) Factors Effecting Fertility, Family Planning And Contraception
7) Mortality
8) Midterm Exam
9) Risky Pregnancies
10) Migration, Urbanization And Health
11) Nutritional Status
12) Maternal And Childhood Nutrition
13) Noninfectious diseases, AIDS and sexually infectious diseases
14) Results Of TDHS On Related Topics


Course Notes / Textbooks: Haupt A., Kane T. (2000), POPULATION HANDBOOK 4TH EDITION, Washington.
References: HUIPS, 2009, 2008 Türkiye Nüfus ve Sağlık Araştırması, Ankara.

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Midterms 1 % 40
Final 1 % 60
Total % 100
Total % 100

ECTS / Workload Table

Activities Number of Activities Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours 13 2 26
Study Hours Out of Class 11 2 22
Midterms 1 1 1
Final 1 1 1
Total Workload 50

Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes

No Effect 1 Lowest 2 Low 3 Average 4 High 5 Highest
Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1) To use theoretic and methodological approach, evidence-based principles and scientific literature in Nutrition and Dietetics field systematically for practice. 2
2) To have theoretic and practical knowledge for individual's, family's and the community's health promotion and protection. 2
3) To assess nutritional status of risky groups in nutrition related problems (pregnant, babies, adolescences, elders, etc.) 3
4) To use healthcare, information technologies for Nutrition and Dietetic practice and research. 4
5) To communicate effectively with advisee, colleagues for effective professional relationships. 3
6) To be able to monitor occupational information using at least one foreign language, to collaborate and communicate with colleagues at international level. 4
7) To use life-long learning, problem-solving and critical thinking skills. 3
8) To act in accordance with ethical principles and values in professional practice. 4
9) To take part in research, projects and activities within sense of social responsibility and interdisciplinary approach. 4
10) To be able to search for literature in health sciences databases and information sources to access to information and use the information effectively. 4
11) To take responsibility and participate in the processes actively for training of other dieticians, education of health professionals and individuals about nutrition. 5
12) To carry out dietetic practices considering cultural differences and different health needs of different groups in the community. 5