Courses Catalogue

Biostatistics

COURSE CODE: BIO3101
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 4
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Environmental Management, Bsc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Natural and Applied Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Content and Outline

COURSE CONTENT

 

TOPIC

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General Introduction

  • definition of terminologies
  • data types
  • scales of measurement
  • data summary and presentation

 

 

 

4

Central tendency

  • means
  • modes
  • medians

 

 

 

2

Variability

  • Variance
  • Standard deviation

 

 

2

The Normal Distribution

  • The normal curve
  • The standard normal curve (Z score)

 

 

2

Null and alternative hypothesis

Parametric and non-parametric tests

 

2

Z-distribution

  • One sample z test
  • Two sample z test (comparing two large means)

 

 

3

t-distribution

  • One sample t test

Comparing two small means

  • T test for independent samples and Mann Whitney U test
  • T test for matched pairs and Wilcoxon’s test

 

 

 

17

Correlation and regression analysis

  • Pearson’s Product Moment Correlation Coefficient
  • Spearman’s Rank Correlation Coefficient

 

 

12

Chi-square tests

  • Goodness of fit test
  • Test for independence of variables

 

 

8

One way ANOVA and Tukey test

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MODE OF DELIVERY

  • Lectures
  • Reading assignments
  • Practical assignments
  • Hands-on work in the industry

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS AND / OR EQUIPMENT

  • Whiteboard and Markers
  • Flip Charts
  • LCD Projectors
  • CDs, DVDs and Tapes