Every second spring - even-numbered years.
Objectives and Content
The course gives an introduction to selected statistical methods used in biology and medicine. Topics covered are statistical genetics, population genetics, mark-recapture methods, line transect methods for abundance estimation, population dynamics and pharmakokinetics. The methods covered are being used extensively in medicine and management of wildlife resources (for instance in fisheries). The obligatory exercises will be solved in the software package R.
After completed course, the students are expected to be able to:
- Understand statistical methods used in biology
- Have a basic understanding of modern population genetics
- Understand how unknown parameters (such as population size) are estimated
- Have knowledge about the software package R
Required Previous Knowledge
The course is based on a least 10 ECTS Mathematics and 20 ECTS Statistics.
Recommended Previous Knowledge
Compulsory Assignments and Attendance
Forms of Assessment
Due to the measures taken to avoid the spread of SARS-CoV-2, UiB is closed for teaching and assessment. As a consequence, the following changes is made to assessment spring semester 2020:
- Grading scale ¿Pass/Fail¿ instead of ¿A-F¿
Examination Support Material
Examination support materials: Non- programmable calculator, according to model listed in faculty regulations
The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade in the grading scale, grade F is a fail.