PřF:Bi5040 Biostatistics - basic course - Course Information
Bi5040 Biostatistics - basic courseFaculty of Science
- Extent and Intensity
- 3/0/0. 3 credit(s) (fasci plus compl plus > 4). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
- RNDr. Jiří Jarkovský, Ph.D. (lecturer)
prof. RNDr. Ladislav Dušek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Jan Fikejs (assistant)
Mgr. Ivana Kupčíková, DiS. (assistant)
- Guaranteed by
- prof. RNDr. Ladislav Dušek, Ph.D.
RECETOX - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: RNDr. Jiří Jarkovský, Ph.D.
Supplier department: RECETOX - Faculty of Science
- Wed 17:00–19:50 B11/132
- None - basic course.
- Course Enrolment Limitations
- The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
- fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
- there are 14 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
- 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.
- 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 in biology, analysis of R x C contingency tables, discrimination of categorical data.
- Measures of similarity in ecology (covariance, correlation coefficients, similarity coefficients).
- Analysis of variance (ANOVA): one-way and two-way model.
- Simple linear regression. Linear regression. Introduction to multivariate linear regression.
- Experimental design: one-way and two-way models; factorial design, randomized blocks. Laboratory and field trials. Nested design of ANOVA in genetics and ecology. Nonparametric ANOVA.
- Petrie, A., Watson, P. (2006) Statistics for Veterinary and Animal Science, Wiley-Blackwell; 2nd ed
- Zar, J.H. (1998) Biostatistical analysis. Prentice Hall, London. 4th ed.
- Sokal, R.R., Rohlf, F.J. (1994) Biometry, W. H. Freeman, 3th ed.
- Teaching methods
- Presentations in Microsoft Teams; students are encouraged to ask questions about discussed topics.
- Assessment methods
- Biostatistics course is finished by written exam aimed on principles, prerequisites and correct selection of methods for solution of practical examples.
- Language of instruction
- Follow-Up Courses
- Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
- Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
- Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
- Enrolment Statistics (recent)
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