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Survival Analysis - PUBH5213

Year - 2020

During this unit, students learn to analyse data from studies in which individuals are followed up until a particular event occurs (e. g. death, cure, relapse), making use of follow-up data for those who do not experience the event of interest. This unit covers: Kaplan-Meier life tables; logrank test to compare two or more groups; Cox's proportional hazards regression model; checking the proportional hazards assumption; and sample size calculations for survival studies. For each topic, participants are given materials to read beforehand. This is followed by a lecture, then participants are given a small number of exercise to do for the following week. These exercises are discussed in the tutorial at the next session before moving on to the next topic. That is, in most weeks the first hour is a tutorial, followed by the lecture given in the second hour. Participants are expected to run SAS programs in their own time. Preparation time for each session is 2-3 hours. The assignments both involve use of SAS to analyse survival data sets.


1x 3 page assignment (20%) and 1x 10 page assignment (80%)

course notes are provided






Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 2b

14 Sep 2020

Department/School: Public Health
Study Mode: Online
Census Date: 09 Oct 2020
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 2.0
EFTSL: 0.042
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? Yes
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Unit of Study coordinator: Patrick Kelly
HECS Band: 2
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