• Offered by Rsch Sch of Finance, Actuarial Studies & App Stats
• ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
• Course subject Statistics
• Areas of interest Statistics
• Course convener
• Dr Yanlin Shi
• Mode of delivery In Person
• Offered in First Semester 2015
Biostatistics (STAT8003)

This is a course which studies some statistical techniques which are mainly or extensively used in medical statistics.

The main area of discussion is the analysis of biostatistical and clinical trial data. Topics: prospective, cross-sectional and retrospective trials; mortality; incidence, prevalence; relative risks; odds ratio; meta analysis; testing survival curves; Kaplan-Meier estimate; Cox regression; competing risks.

## Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

To achieve an understanding of and facility in:

• Explain in detail the concept of survival models.
• Understand estimation procedures for lifetime distributions
• Derive statistical models of transfer between multiple states, including processes with single or multiple decrements, and describe relationships between probabilites of transfer and transition intensities.
• Describe maximum likelihood estimators for the transition intensities in models of transfer between states with piecewise constant transition intensities.
• Demonstrate how to estimate transition intensities depending on age, exactly or using the census approximation.
• Demonstrate how to test crude estimates for consistency with a standard table or a set of graduate estimates, and demonstrate the process of graduation.

## Indicative Assessment

Assessment for this course will comprise:

• Mid Semester Exam 20%
• Final Examination 80%

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10 hours per week

## Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed STAT6039 or be enrolled in the Master of Applied Statistics.

## Prescribed Texts

See Course website:  http://ecocomm.anu.edu.au/courses/course.asp?code=STAT8003

## Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
2
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500

## Course fees

Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 \$3414
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 \$4350
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

## Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

### First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
2907 16 Feb 2015 06 Mar 2015 31 Mar 2015 29 May 2015 In Person N/A