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BL5111   Quantitative Methods for Biology

Academic year(s): 2017-2018

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 10

ECTS credits : 5

Level : SCQF Level 11

Semester: 1

Planned timetable: To be arranged. (Weeks 1 - 7)

This module provides the basic numerical and computational skills necessary for visualising and summarising data sets. It is designed as a primer for more advanced courses in statistical modeling and also as an introduction to the computer language R. The examples and computer practicals are motivated from the ecological literature.

Relationship to other modules

Anti-requisite(s): You cannot take this module if you take BL5021

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 2 lectures (x 4 weeks), 1 tutorial (x 4 weeks), assessed lab (x 2 weeks), non-assessed lab (x 3 weeks)

Scheduled learning hours: 26

Guided independent study hours: 75

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 0%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 100%

Re-assessment: Resubmission of failed item(s) of Coursework

Personnel

Module coordinator: Dr S C Smout
Module teaching staff: Team taught