STATS 8 Introduction to Biological Statistics (2013-2014)

STATS 8 Introduction to Biological Statistics

(Required for BME.)
Catalog Data:

STATS 8 Introduction to Biological Statistics (Credit Units: 4) Teaches introductory statistical techniques used to collect and analyze experimental and observational data for health sciences and molecular, cellular, environmental and evolutionary biology. Specific topics include exploration of data producing data, probability and sampling distributions, basic statistical inference for means, proportions, linear regression, and analysis of variance. Only one corse form STATS 7, MATH 7, SCOECOL 13, STATS 8, and MGMT 7. (Design units: 0)

Required Textbook:
. Edition, , 1969, ISBN-13 978-1429272728.

. Edition, , 1969, ISBN-13 978-1461413011.

Recommended Textbook:
None
References:

Required-"The Practice of Statistics in the Life Sciences with StatsPortal".

Coordinator:
Babak Shahbaba
Relationship to Student Outcomes
No student outcomes specified.
Course Learning Outcomes. Students will:
Prerequisites by Topic
Lecture Topics:
  • Describing Data

  • Correlation and regression
  • Random samples and experimental deisgn
  • Probability rules
  • Normal distributions

  • Sampling distributions
  • z-test and t-tests for means
  • Analysis of variance
  • Chi-square tests
Class Schedule:

Meets for 3 hours of lecture and 1 hour of discussion each week for 10 weeks.

Computer Usage:
Laboratory Projects:
Professional Component
Design Content Description
Approach:
Lectures:
Laboratory Portion:
Grading Criteria:

Option 1: * Midterm 1: 17% * Midterm 2: 18% * Final: 40% * Homework: 15% * iclicker class participation: 10% * Total: 100%

Estimated ABET Category Content:

Mathematics and Basic Science: 4.0 credit units

Computing: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Topics: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Science: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Design: 0.0 credit units

Prepared:
July 17, 2013
Senate Approved:
June 17, 2013
Approved Effective:
2013 Fall Qtr