Information for module BIOL1002
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|Module code:||BIOL1002(Add to my personalised list)|
|Division:||Division of Biosciences|
|Module organiser:||Dr Lawrence Bellamy|
|Organiser's location:||Biological Sciences|
|Available for students in Year(s):||1,|
|Module outline:||An introduction to mathematical and quantitative methods for biology students. The course will be concerned with data collection and processing and will be illustrated with a range of biological examples eg., analysing the results of genetic crosses, investigating the prevalence of parasitic infections in insects, detecting skewed sex ratios and analysis of data collected from questionnaires.|
|Module aims:||The course is designed to develop and/or enhance your skills in experimental design and data handling in a context appropriate for biological sciences. For students who have already completed A\"level Maths or related subjects this course will provide you with the opportunity to apply your knowledge in a specifically biological framework and enable you to develop your skills to a greater depth.|
|Module objectives:||Students will be expected to know how and understand: - imaginative and critical analysis of experimental design, sampling and randomization - probability - null hypotheses and hypothesis testing - variables and populations - measures of central tendency and dispersion - the difference between discrete and continuous data - the binomial, Poisson and normal distributions - the chi-squared test; correlation, regression, t-test, analysis of variance - non-parametric methods - applications of computers in analysis|
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|Module assessment:||Five tutorials 30.00%.|
Data intepretation 50.00%.
Two MCQ Exams (1 hour each) 20.00%.
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|Last updated:||2015-08-12 21:14:26 by|