• 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, Statistics
• Academic career PGRD
• Course convener
• Robert Clark
• Mode of delivery In Person
• Co-taught Course
• Offered in First Semester 2020
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:

1. Communicate the concept of survival models;
2. Describe in detail the estimation procedures for lifetime distributions;
3. Implement complex statistical models of transfer between multiple states, including processes with single or multiple decrements, and derive relationships between probabilities of transfer and transition intensities;
4. Derive maximum likelihood estimators for the transition intensities in complex models of transfers between states with piecewise constant transition intensities;
5. Comprehensively describe how to estimate transition intensities depending on age, exactly or using the census approximation; and,
6. 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.

Indicative Assessment

1. Typical assessment may include, but is not restricted to: exams, assignments, quizzes, presentations and other assessment as appropriate. (100) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]

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Students are expected to commit 130 hours of work in completing this course. This includes time spent in scheduled classes and self-directed study time.

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed STAT6039 or STAT6013. Incompatible with STAT3032 and STAT4072 and STAT8003.

Prescribed Texts

Information about the prescribed textbook will be available via the Class Summary.

Fees

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

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Student Contribution Band:
2
Unit value:
6 units

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Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500

Course fees

Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 \$4050
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 \$5760
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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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
2747 24 Feb 2020 02 Mar 2020 08 May 2020 05 Jun 2020 In Person View
4874 24 Feb 2020 02 Mar 2020 08 May 2020 05 Jun 2020 Online View

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