Teaching plan for the course unit

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General information


Course unit name: Survival Analysis

Course unit code: 361245

Academic year: 2021-2022

Coordinator: Lluis Bermudez Morata

Department: Department of Economic, Financial and Actuarial Mathematics

Credits: 6

Single program: S



Estimated learning time

Total number of hours 150


Face-to-face and/or online activities



-  Lecture with practical component

Face-to-face and online




-  Problem-solving class

Face-to-face and online




-  IT-based class

Face-to-face and online



Supervised project


Independent learning




Learning objectives


Referring to knowledge

Know and distinguish the survival function, the hazard function and the cumulative hazard function.


Recognize the presence of censored and/or truncated data in a statistical study.


Model with parametric or semiparametric procedures data that represent durations between two events.


Use the Cox model of proportional hazards for the inclusion of covariates in survival studies.


Referring to abilities, skills

Apply the main techniques and models for the analysis of survival using main statistical software.



Teaching blocks


1. Concepts and inference

1.1. Introduction

1.2. Nonparametric inference for survival analysis

1.3. Comparison of two or more populations using nonparametric processes

2. Regression models

2.1. Estimation and regression of parametric models

2.2. Semiparametric regression: the Cox model of proportional hazards





Reading and study resources

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KLAINBAUM, David G. et al. Survival analysis: a self-learning text (Statistics for Biology and Health). 3th ed. New York: Springer, 2012

Catāleg UB. 3rd ed. 2012  Enllaç
Accés en línia, 2nd ed. 2005  Enllaç

KLEIN, John.P. et al. Survival analysis techniques for censored and truncated data. New York: Springer, 2003

Accés consorciat per als usuaris de la UB via Springer  Enllaç

LEE, Elisa T. et al. Statistical Methods for survival data analysis. New Jersey: Wiley Series, 2013

Catāleg UB  Enllaç

KALBFLEISCH, J.D. et al. The statistical analysis of failure time data. 2nd edition. New York: Wiley-Interscience, 2002

Catāleg UB  Enllaç

COX, David Roxbee. et al. Analysis of survival data. London: Chapman and Hall, 1984

Catāleg UB  Enllaç