The course is intended to give an introduction to the type of data that typically arises in survival analysis, and the standard tools for the analysis of survival type data. Different types of censoring and truncation mechanisms are studied. The course introduces the Kaplan-Meier and Nelson-Aalen estimators for nonparametric problems. The semiparametric models treated are the Cox multiplicative regression model and the Aalen additive regression model. Methods for model selection are discussed. Residual analysis for assessing the model fit is treated. An informal introduction to the counting process approach to survival analysis is given.
The course is given
- every second year
- in the first halv of spring
- jointly with Chalmers MVE205
Course information 2011 - the course is cancelled