- Code BIOL2202
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Biology Teaching and Learning Centre
- ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
- Course subject Biology
- Academic career UGRD
- Dr Marcin Adamski
- Mode of delivery In Person
- Co-taught Course
Second Semester 2020
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This course includes an on campus activity/ies. Check timetable for details. Contact course convener if you are unable to travel to Canberra.
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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Understand when to apply different experimental approaches in biology and how to use experimental models.
- Design simple biological experiments to address specific questions
- Demonstrate practical skills and appropriate analysis and interpretation of qualitative and quantitative data
- Describe, apply, and interpret the results of relevant statistical techniques in the context of the analysis of biological measurements
- Apply the knowledge gained from specific research projects to problem solving in other areas of biology.
Previous experience in STAT1003 or another similar course would be helpful.
Indicative AssessmentAssessment will be based on:
• Lab report (2 x 5%, LO 2- 5)
• Assignments and problem sets (4 x 10%, LO 1, 3, 4)
• Mid-term quiz (10%, LO 1, 3, 4)
• Final Exam (40%, LO 1, 3, 4, 5)
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WorkloadTwo lectures and one computer practical per week, up to 65 contact hours per semester.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Not yet determined
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|8671||27 Jul 2020||03 Aug 2020||31 Aug 2020||30 Oct 2020||In Person||View|