Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught online/distance.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
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For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
CoordinatorProf John Carlin
Melbourne School of Population and Global Health
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Topics include: Kaplan-Meier life tables; logrank test to compare two or more groups; Cox's proportional hazards regression model; checking the proportional hazards assumption; time-dependent covariates; sample size calculations for survival studies.
To enable students 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 also for those who do not experience the event, with proper attention to underlying assumptions and a major emphasis on the practical interpretation and communication of results.
Three written assignments to be submitted during semester worth 22% each (approx 8 hrs work each).
Hosmer D W, Lemeshow S, May S. Applied Survival Analysis: Regression Modeling of time to event data.
Special Computer Requirements: Stata statistical software
Resources Provided to Students: Printed course notes and assignment material by mail, email, and online interaction facilities.
Cleves M, Gould W, Gutierrez R, Marchenko Y. An Introduction to Survival Analysis Using Stata, 3rd edition, 2010. Stata Press
Stata Press - http://survey-design.com.au/(ISBN 978-1-881228-84-4)
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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Independent problem solving, facility with abstract reasoning, clarity of written expression, sound communication of technical concepts
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This subject is not available in the Master of Public Health.
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