Survival Data Analysis

EPID 6230
Fall term (second half of term)
0.5 CU
EPID 5100 or equivalent and EPID 5260 or equivalent, and Permission of Instructor

This course will focus on the specialized issues related to the analysis of survival or time-to-event data. The course begins by closely examining the features unique to survival data that distinguish these data from other more familiar types. Topics include non-parametric survival analysis methods, common survival functions, parametric survival models, the proportional hazards model, and common model-checking methods. All methods will be illustrated by in-class examples and homework sets. Prerequisite: Students should be comfortable with basic calculus concepts (e.g., derivatives, integrals, etc).