BMSC203 - Introductory Biostatistics

10 cp
Prerequisites Nil
Teaching Organisation 150 hours of focused learning.

The application and interpretation of statistical techniques is critical to the practice of much science. Since measurement is foundations to science, it is important that practitioners are able to competently handle the tools that allow comparisons of such measurements and are able to draw valid conclusions from them.

This unit considers the most commonly encountered types of experimental design and variable types and provides students with the skills needed to describe data, transform it where required, apply appropriate statistical tests and interpret the results of such tests. Students are provided with the foundational knowledge to do this well as the skills and techniques to implement such tests using statistical software.

This unit provides students with the understanding and skills needed to apply appropriate statistical tools for a given situation, experimental design and variable type.