This year, lectures will be delivered with a hybrid methodology, with traditional face-to-face lecture associated with live synchronous streaming.
The course is structured in lectures on different demographic topics. Open discussion and exchange of ideas between students and the teacher will be welcome.
The recordings of the lectures will be eventually available online on the course website (on the Elly platform), along with the slides. They will be uploaded every two weeks, and must be considered an essential part of the teaching material. To download the whole material and videos, students should be registered online.
The assessment method adopted is a written examination. However, two different assessment methods could be implemented according to the evolution of the Covid-19 epidemic. If the situation will require online examination, the assessment method will be a 25-minutes quiz with 12 multiple-choice questions, and four options each. Alternatively, the examination will be based on both open questions and a few multiple-choice questions.
Regardless of the method used, the questions will be drawn up with the aim of evaluating, first of all, both the knowledge and understanding of the different topics treated within the course and its application through the calculation and interpretation of demographic indices. Independent and personal judgement will be evaluated through critical analysis of data concerning specific case-studies.
The evaluation of communication skills will be obviously possible only in the case of open questions and it will be based on the ability to express clear concepts and considerations on demographic topics, on synthesizing skills, and on the use of appropriate terminology. Finally, learning skills will be demonstrated through the acquisition of satisfactory levels of personal interpretation, reasoning and independent elaboration of the concepts illustrated during the course.
For all these reasons, the questions have no fixed score.