Biometrical Methods (BIOM4005)


This unit introduces students to essential statistical and mathematical theory that should be at the fingertips of practising statisticians. Topics include a comprehensive review of statistical distributions and their properties; including the binomial, Poisson, geometric, normal and exponential distributions. In addition techniques such as method of moments and maximum likelihood estimation will be introduced for fitting the distributions to the data will be explored. Research skills will developed by project work involving the analysis of a real world dataset.

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3x 1 hr lect 1x 1 hr tutl and 1x 1 hr computer laboratory practical per week


3 assessment tasks (3x20%), exam (40%)


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