- Code BIOL6202
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Biology Teaching and Learning Centre
- ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
- Course subject Biology
This course will explore the ways biologists generate and assess evidence applying a variety of statistical techniques. The use of biological models from bacteria, plants and animals will be discussed, with their advantages and limitations. The value of different experimental approaches including hypothesis-driven research and large scale data generation, such as genome sequencing projects will be considered. Quantitative reasoning and analysis will be introduced with examples of its application to biological problems. Students will participate in practical exercises to develop and test hypotheses and then, as a group, compare and contrast the application of statistical approaches to interpret the data.
On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Apply an advanced understanding of when to apply different experimental approaches in biology and how to use experimental models.
- Design biological experiments to address critical questions in biology.
- Demonstrate technical proficiency, appropriate analysis and interpretation of qualitative and quantitative data
- Describe, apply, and critically assess the results of relevant statistical techniques in the context of the analysis of biological measurements
- Integrate and apply the knowledge gained from specific research projects to problem solving in other areas of biology.
- Short report write-ups (2 x 10%; LO 2, 3, 4)
- Seed Practical Report (15%; LO 2, 3, 4)
- Modelling Exercise worksheet (5%; LO 1, 3)
- Quiz and Assignment (2 x 10%)
- Extra Writing Assignment ( 15%; LO 1, 5)
- Exam (25%; LO 1, 4, 5)
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WorkloadUp to 65 contact hours per semester, involving two lectures per week, four practical sessions and up to six small and large tutorials.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Bachelor degree with first year biology; some knowledge of statistics.
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- Student Contribution Band:
- Band 2
- Unit value:
- 6 units
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Offerings and Dates
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery|
|8179||24 Jul 2017||31 Jul 2017||31 Aug 2017||27 Oct 2017||In Person|