This course involves on-campus teaching. For students not on campus, there will be a remote option in Sem 1. See Class Summary or Wattle for details.
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:
- Explain the concept of survival models.
- Describe the estimation procedures for lifetime distributions.
- Understand and describe 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 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.
- 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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