- Code BIOL6200
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Biology Teaching and Learning Centre
- ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
- Course subject Biology
- Areas of interest Earth and Marine Sciences, Statistics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Biology
This course equips biology students with skills in basic quantitative data analyses approaches used in Biology and Ecology, including statistics and computing programming in R. Such skills are important for experimental design and for analysing and interpreting quantitative datasets. Topics covered include elementary computer programming in R, probability and statistics, and introduction to statistical modelling. Examples will be given of quantitative problems arising in biological contexts and will be developed in computer workshops.
Note: Graduate students attend joint classes with undergraduates but will be assessed separately
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Write computer codes using the statistical programming language R.
- Understand and apply the basic concepts of probability and statistics.
- Demonstrate an understanding and apply the basic concepts of statistical modelling.
- Apply the basic concepts of probability, statistics and computing to biological problems.
- In class practical tests (72) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- R programming assignments (14) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Online quizzes (14) [LO 1,2,3,4]
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The expected workload will consist of approximately 130 hours throughout the semester including:
- 60 hours of face-to face components, which may consist of two 1h lectures per week plus one 3h computer workshop,
- Approximately 70 hours of self-directed study, which will include preparation for workshops and assessments.
To be determined
Requisite and Incompatibility
You will need to contact the Biology Teaching and Learning Centre to request a permission code to enrol in this course.
Assumed KnowledgeAssumed knowledge: ACT Mathematical Methods or NSW HSC Mathematics or equivalent.
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