MAS6031 Special Topics 1

Semester 1, 2017/18 10 Credits
Aims Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment

This unit will allow well-qualified students, who are already familiar with material in existing optional or core units, or for whom it is educationally appropriate, to undertake study in a specialist area. Teaching will usually be by directed reading, and assessment will usually be by project work. Possibilities for areas include further study of Medical Statistics; Time Series; Multivariate Analysis; and introductions to Extreme Values; Queuing Theory; Spatial Processes; Non-parametric and Semi-parametric methods.

There are no prerequisites for this module.
No other modules have this module as a prerequisite.


Outline syllabus

Possibilities for areas include:
Further study of: Medical Statistics; Time Series; Multivariate Analysis.
Introductions to: Extreme Values; Queueing Theory, Spatial Processes, Non-parametric and Semi-parametric methods.
The precise syllabus will depend on the topic chosen and the lecturer.



Aims

  • To allow well-qualified students, who have already demonstrated good knowledge of the material in core or optional units, or for whom it is educationally appropriate, to study another area of statistics.

Learning outcomes

  • Students will benefit from learning to work on their own, or in very small groups, and mastering non-standard areas through project work.

Teaching methods

Teaching will usually be by directed reading, with discussion of the reading and appropriate problems in tutorials.


No lectures, no tutorials

Assessment

Projects and other continuously-assessed work.