Biostatistics II

Faculteit Science and Engineering
Jaar 2020/21
Vakcode WBBY032-05
Vaknaam Biostatistics II
Niveau(s) bachelor
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II a
ECTS 5
Rooster rooster.rug.nl

Uitgebreide vaknaam Biostatistics II
Leerdoelen The student will appreciate the huge importance of statistical models in the analysis of data from modern information-rich scientific research. The student will learn how to operate the statistical software R. They will learn how to manage raw data and produce useful summaries in the form of tables and graphs. Based on the nature of the data and the research questions, the student will learn how to choose and apply appropriate statistical models. They will be able to draw statistically sound conclusions from the performed data analyses.
Omschrijving This is an introductory course in applied statistics for students in the life sciences. Statistical theory will be made understandable with a minimal mathematical effort, while practicing statistics will be viewed as an iterative process of model building and hypothesis tests. The main emphasis is on being able to apply statistical models that are commonly used in the life sciences, using the ‘open source’ software R – the modern ‘lingua franca’ of applied statistics. Besides ‘number crunching’, the course focuses on graphical analysis and presentation of data.
Subjects that are covered: probability theory, distributions and descriptive statistics; goodness-of-fit; power analysis; one and two-sample problems; 1-factor and 2-factor anova; linear and nonlinear regression; ancova; random effect models; linear mixed models; repeated measures; generalized linear models.

This course gives a solid base for the masterscourse Advanced Statistics
Uren per week
Onderwijsvorm Hoorcollege (LC), Practisch werk (PRC)
(LC 36 hrs, PRC 48 hrs)
Toetsvorm Schriftelijk tentamen (WE)
(Final grade = 1.0 x written exam grade)
Vaksoort bachelor
Coördinator prof. dr. I.R. Pen
Docent(en) prof. dr. I.R. Pen
Entreevoorwaarden PLEASE NOTE
Biology and Life Science & Technology (old curriculum) course units are only accessible for students of those degree programmes. Students from other degree programmes who would like to participate in Biology course units are obliged to contact one of the academic advisors before registration. After this contact, students have to request admission from the Board of Examiners Biology/Life Science & Technology. Failing to follow this procedure results in immediate unenrollment without prior notification.
Opmerkingen

This course was registered last year with course code WBLS19019
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