- Code STAT7042
- 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 Actuarial Studies, Statistics
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:
- Communicate the concept of survival models;
- Describe in detail the estimation procedures for lifetime distributions;
- 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;
- Derive maximum likelihood estimators for the transition intensities in complex 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; and,
- 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.
- 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.
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