Biometrical Methods (BIOM4005)

UNIT OF STUDY

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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Classes

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

Assessment

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

Textbooks

Many reference books exist in various Libraries.

Faculty/department permission required?

Yes

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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

ENVX3002

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