The concept of a region; Regional delimitation/classification/characteristics of a region; Principles and objectives of regional development and planning; Natural, human and financial resources for regional development; Regional variations and inter-linkages; policy making and administration; economic growth and development; Regional development policies and strategies for integrated and balanced  national development; The methods in regional development and planning; Regional resource inventory and analysis; Basic data sources, input-output analysis; The multiplier-effect model, sectoral analysis, computer programming and geographic information system.