6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL
Postgraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
- Second semester 2017 (Day)
To provide a further grounding in the mathematics and statistics of short term insurance risk.
The learning goals associated with this unit are to:
- calculate probabilities and moments of loss distributions both with and without limits and risk-sharing arrangements
- construct risk models involving frequency and severity distributions and calculate the moment generating function and the moments for the risk models both with and without simple reinsurance arrangements
- explain the concept of ruin for a risk model
- describe the fundamental concepts of risk rating and apply them to simple experience rating systems
- describe and apply techniques for analysing a delay (or run-of) triangle and projecting the ultimate position
- critically analyse the application of principles underlying econometric analysis.
Within semester assessment: 40% + Examination: 60%
Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.
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