- Code STAT8003
- Unit Value 6 units
- 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
- Academic career PGRD
- Dr Grace Chiu
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2016
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This course introduces survival models and discusses their rationale, their estimation and their application to mortality. Topics covered will include: an introduction to the life table; survival models; estimation procedures for lifetime distributions; statistical models of transfers between multiple states; maximum likelihood estimation of transition intensities for such models; binomial model of mortality including estimation and comparison with multiple state models; exposed to risk and methods for smoothing crude mortality rate data.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:Upon successful completion of the requirements for this course, students should have the
knowledge and skills to:
• Communicate the concept of survival models.
• Communicate in detail the estimation procedures for lifetime distributions.
• Implement statistical models of transfer between multiple states, including processes with single or multiple decrements, and derive relationships between probabilities of transfer and transition intensities.
• Derive maximum likelihood estimators for the transition intensities in models of transfers between states with piecewise constant transition intensities.
• Comprehensively describe how to estimate transition intensities depending on age, exactly or using the census approximation.
• Communicate in detail how to test crude estimates for consistency with a standard table or a set of graduated estimates, and describe the process of graduation
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Assessment for this course will comprise:
- Mid Semester Exam 20%
- Final Examination 80%
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10 hours per week
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|3662||15 Feb 2016||26 Feb 2016||31 Mar 2016||27 May 2016||In Person||N/A|