Basic Statistics

3 credits

Syllabus, Bachelor's level, 3ME067

Code
3ME067
Education cycle
First cycle
Main field(s) of study and in-depth level
Biomedicine G1N, Medical Science G1N
Grading system
Fail (U), Pass (G), Pass with distinction (VG)
Finalised by
The Board of the Biomedicine Programme, 7 May 2018
Responsible department
Department of Medical Sciences

Entry requirements

General entry requirements

Learning outcomes

AIMS

The course gives skills in compiling biomedical data and interpretation of statistical analyses.

KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING

The student should on completion of the course:

- be able to account for theoretical and practical basic concepts within descriptive statistics, probability theory and statistical inference.

SKILLS AND ABILITY

On completion of the course the student should be able to:

- apply basic methods for descriptive statistics

- apply randomisation based methods for inference

- critically discuss statistical analyses.

JUDGEMENT AND APPROACH

On completion of the course the student should be able to:

- identify possible error sources in the design of statistical studies.

Content

Descriptive statistics: diagrams and measures. Planning and design of statistical studies.Randomisation-based inference: interval and hypothesis test

Instruction

Teaching includes lectures, computer and calculation exercises, problem-oriented group assignments and seminars. Attendance is compulsory at computer and calculation exercises and group assignments and seminars. The course is given in Swedish. Beside the teaching methods specified in the syllabus other ways of teaching may be used during the course.

Assessment

To pass the course, passed results of all compulsory parts and written assignments and active participation in seminars are required.

If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the University's disability coordinator.”

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