MATH5916 Survival Analysis

MATH5916 is a Honours and Postgraduate Coursework Mathematics course. See the course overview below.

Units of credit: 6

Prerequisites: Nil

Cycle of offering: Not offered every year.

Graduate attributes: The course will enhance your research, inquiry and analytical thinking abilities.

More information: This recent course handout (pdf) contains information about course objectives, assessment, course materials and the syllabus. 

The Online Handbook entry contains information about the course. (The timetable is only up-to-date if the course is being offered this year.)

If you are currently enrolled in MATH5916, you can log into UNSW Moodle for this course.

Course Overview

Survival analysis is the analysis of data representing the time to occurrence of a certain event or endpoint ("time-to-event" data). In a medical context, examples of endpoints include death, relief of pain, and recurrence of symptoms. 

The aim of survival analysis in a particular medical investigation might be to identify important prognostic variables for survival time, or to compare the survival times of a number of different groups. Because of the prevalence of these types of medical investigations, survival analysis represents one of the most important areas of statistical methodology in medicine. This course will explain the special features of time-to-event data and introduce some of the methods and models available to deal with them.