• Offered by Rsch Sch of Finance, Actuarial Studies & App Stats
• ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
• Course subject Statistics
• Areas of interest Actuarial Studies
• Mode of delivery In Person
• Co-taught Course
• Offered in First Semester 2017
Survival Models (STAT7042)

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.

## Learning Outcomes

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 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.
• Describe in depth how to estimate transition intensities depending on age, exactly or using the census approximation.
• Communicate how to test crude estimates for consistency with a standard table or a set of graduated estimates, and describe the process of graduation with piecewise constant transition intensities.
• Describe in depth how to estimate transition intensities depending on age, exactly or using the census approximation.
• Communicate how to test crude estimates for consistency with a standard table or a set of graduated estimates, and describe the process of graduation
with piecewise constant transition intensities.
• Describe in depth how to estimate transition intensities depending on age, exactly or using the census approximation.
• Communicate how to test crude estimates for consistency with a standard table or a set of graduated estimates, and describe the process of graduation
with piecewise constant transition intensities.
• Describe in depth how to estimate transition intensities depending on age, exactly or using the census approximation.
• Communicate how to test crude estimates for consistency with a standard table or a set of graduated estimates, and describe the process of graduation

## Other Information

See the course outline on the College courses page. Outlines are uploaded as they become available.

## Indicative Assessment

Typical assessment may include, but is not restricted to: a mid-semester exam and a final exam

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Students are expected to commit at least 10 hours per week to completing the work in this course. This will include at least 3 contact hours per week and up to 7 hours of private study time.

## Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed STAT6039. Incompatible with STAT4072.

## 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
2017 \$3660
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 \$4878
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

## Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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### First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3446 20 Feb 2017 27 Feb 2017 31 Mar 2017 26 May 2017 In Person N/A