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.

Our courses that offer this unit of study

Further unit of study information

Classes

3x1 hr lecture/wk, 1x1 hr tutorial/wk, 1x1 hr computer practical/wk

Assessment

1 × Final Exam (50%), 3 Assignments (10% each), Data Analysis Project (20%)

Textbooks

Many reference books exist in various Libraries.

Faculty/department permission required?

Yes

Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

ENVX3002

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.