MFST081p Statistics - lecture

Faculty of Medicine
Spring 2017
Extent and Intensity
1/0/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
RNDr. Danka Haruštiaková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
RNDr. Jiří Jarkovský, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. MUDr. Jarmila Siegelová, DrSc.
Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation - Departments of Non-medical Branches - Faculty of Medicine
Contact Person: Mgr. Leona Dunklerová
Supplier department: Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation - Departments of Non-medical Branches - Faculty of Medicine
Thu 15:00–17:00 D29/347-RCX2
None - basic course.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The aim of the course is to provide students with basic principles of statistical analysis of biological data from the experimental design, data collection and visualisation to descriptive statistics and statistical hypotheses testing.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course the students are able to:
Define structure of dataset for statistical analysis;
Visualize the data and interpret data visualisation;
Identify correct methods of descriptive statistics;
Formulate hypothesis for statistical testing;
Select the correct statistical tests for hypotheses confirmation/refusal;
Interpret results of statistical evaluation, both analysis of own data and statistics in scientific literature;
Assess the applicability of statistical methods on various types of data.
  • Introduction to statistics, testing of hypotheses.
  • Tables of distribution functions. Sampling from biological populations, data processing.
  • Introduction to sampling design. Continuous, ordinal and nominal data in biology and medicine.
  • Distribution of continuous and bivariate variables - testing of hypotheses, graphical methods.
  • Application of binomial and Poisson distribution in biology.
  • One sample testing: sample mean, median, standard deviation, variance, binomial p and Poisson constant.
  • Two sample testing. Experimental design - randomized and blocked. Parametric and nonparametric methods.
  • Application of goodness-of-fit test, analysis of R x C contingency tables, discrimination of categorical data.
  • Analysis of variance (ANOVA): one-way and two-way model.
  • Simple linear regression. Linear regression.
  • GERYLOVOVÁ, Anna and Jan HOLČÍK. Úvod do statistiky. Text pro semináře. 2. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2000. 31 pp. ISBN 80-210-2301-5. info
  • GERYLOVOVÁ, Anna and Jan HOLČÍK. Statistical methodology in medical research. Vyd. 1. V Brně: Lékařská fakulta Univerzity J.E. Purkyně, 1990. 262 s. ISBN 80-210-0271-9. info
  • ZAR, Jerrold H. Biostatistical analysis. 5th ed. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice Hall, 2010. xiii, 944. ISBN 9780131008465. info
  • PETRIE, Aviva and Caroline SABIN. Medical statistics at a glance. 1st ed. Oxford: Blackwell Science, 2001. 138 s. ISBN 0632050756. info
  • ALTMAN, Douglas G. Practical statistics for medical research. 1st ed. Boca Raton: Chapmann & Hall/CRC, 1991. xii, 611. ISBN 0412276305. info
Teaching methods
Assessment methods
oral exam
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2000, Spring 2001, Spring 2002, Spring 2003, Spring 2004, Spring 2005, Spring 2006, Spring 2007, Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2018, spring 2019, spring 2020, spring 2021.
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