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140.606.11 Survival Analysis

Summer Inst. term
2 credits
Academic Year:
2013 - 2014
East Baltimore
Mon 06/17/2013 - Fri 06/21/2013
Class Times:
  • M Tu W Th F,  1:30 - 5:00pm
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Moyses Szklo
Course Instructor:

Introduces fundamental concepts and techniques of survival analysis including censoring, hazard and survival functions, Kaplan-Meier curves and logrank tests. Introduces parametric inferencesusing the exponential and Weibull distributions. Also introduces regression analysis of the Cox proportional hazards model, and its extensions to time-dependent covariates. Discusses special topics, such as non-proportional hazards models and multivariate survival times. Focuses on using data sets from clinical and epidemiological studies to illustrate the introduced statistical methods and to show how to make scientific interpretations from the numerical results. SAS and Stata are the computation softwares used in class. Students can also choose a software based on their own preference when doing exercises.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Describe fundamental concepts in survival analysis
  2. Utilize statistical methods which are useful in medical follow-up studies and in general time-to-event studies
  3. The following topics are included in this course: censoring, truncation, hazard and survival functions, Kaplan-Meier estimator, log-rank tests, Cox proportional hazards model
Methods of Assessment:

Method of student evaluation based on problem sets and an exam

Enrollment Restriction:


Instructor Consent:

No consent required