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By the end of this unit you should have covered the following Learning Objectives:


• Describe and suggest reasons for the rapid increase in the world’s population in recent times, ‘the population explosion’.


• Define the main components influencing population growth – birth rate, death rate and migration.

• Describe the relationship between population growth and resources and explain why problems may result in some areas such as over-population and under-population.

• Identify and suggest reasons for contrasting patterns of population growth in different world areas as influenced by differences in birth rate, death rate and migration. e.g. government policies and their impact upon birth rates, differences in health care, social and other factors influencing death rates, especially the impact of HIV/AIDS. These factors should be illustrated by reference to selected examples.

• Describe the consequences (benefits and problems) of different patterns of population growth. Consideration should be given to variations in the size and nature of dependent populations and standards of living.

• Identify and suggest reasons for different types of population structure as shown by age/sex pyramids. Students should be able to describe population pyramids and relate them to the different stages of the Demographic Transition Model.

• Identify the major influences on population density and population distribution. Reference should be made to physical, economic and human factors.


HERE IS A COPY OF THE LEARNING OBJECTIVES SELF ASSESSMENT SHEET IF YOU NEED ANOTHER COPY

1. Population Distribution & Density



2.CHOROPLETH MAPS



3. POPULATION DENSITY AND DISTRIBUTION IN BRAZIL



4. POPULATION GROWTH


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5. POPULATION PYRAMIDS



6. DEMOGRAPHIC TRANSITION MODEL





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7. AGEING POPULATIONS

CASE STUDY FOR REVISION

8. YOUTHFUL POPULATIONS



Case Study for Revision

9. IMPACT OF HIV/AIDS ON A POPULATION

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10. POPULATION VS RESOURCES


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10. POPULATION POLICIES

CASE STUDY FOR REVISION CASE STUDY FOR REVISION