Mathematics and Statistics

Faculteit Science and Engineering
Jaar 2021/22
Vakcode WBFA054-05
Vaknaam Mathematics and Statistics
Niveau(s) propedeuse
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I b
ECTS 5
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Uitgebreide vaknaam Mathematics and Statistics
Leerdoelen After mastering the course the student is able to

1) Quantitatively analyze basic statistical problems and evaluate the results.
2) Integrate a function of a single variable and to differentiate functions of two variables.
3) Calculate the solution of an Ordinary Differential Equation.
4) Interpret and transform graphs from a logarithmic scale in a linear scale and vice versa.
5) Analyze the primary and secondary measurement errors.
6) Perform a simple linear regression.
Omschrijving The course deals with the basic mathematics that a student of pharmacy requires to successfully complete her/his studies.
The course is partially divided into two groups because of the different prior knowledge or background of students with respect to mathematics A or B.
The course covers logarithms and exponents, graphs as well as their interpretation, and differential calculus.
In the split part, the mathematics B group gets an introduction into statistics (probability, probability distributions, average, standard deviation), while mathematics A group concentrates on integral calculus, partial integration and substitution.
Each group receives a summarizing lecture dealing with the ``other'' part.
Next, all students learn linear regression, error analysis, partial derivatives, gradients and extremes of functions (with one or two variables) and ordinary differential equations.
The course frequently uses examples directly related to pharmacy practicals and pharmacokinetics in order to further motivate the student.
Uren per week
Onderwijsvorm Hoorcollege (LC), Werkcollege (T)
Toetsvorm Schriftelijk tentamen (WE)
((To pass the course the student should obtain at least a 5.5 on the Written Exam.))
Vaksoort propedeuse
Coördinator dr. T.K. Gebretekle
Docent(en) dr. T.K. Gebretekle ,dr. W.P. Krijnen
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Syllabus Mathematics (available on Nestor) Weissing, F.J.
Additional reading: Inleiding tot de Medische Statistiek van Houwelingen, J.C., Stijnen, T. and Van Strik, R. 9789063480097
Additional reading: Practical statistics for medical research. 2nd ed. London (Chapman & Hall)
Altman, Douglas G. 9780412276309
Syllabus Statistics (available on Nestor)
Jacobs, R.
Entreevoorwaarden The course builds on high school pre-knowledge on mathematics as explained on the website https://www.examenblad.nl/vak/wiskunde with respect to mathematics A and B.
This course prepares for first-year practicals and second years statistics course.
Opmerkingen Adapted 031121 LW
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
BSc Pharmacy  (hoofdprogramma) 1 semester I b verplicht