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BL5115   Mathematical and statistical modelling for Biologists

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF level 11

Semester: 1

Planned timetable: To be arranged

Maths can be used to represent processes in nature, and to predict their outcomes. We will show how a statistical model can be fitted to biological data, allowing us to improve our understanding of the system concerned and our ability to make predictions about it.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1 lecture (X 4 weeks) then 4 lectures (X 4 weeks), 4 R labs (X 5 weeks)

Scheduled learning hours: 88

Guided independent study hours: 210

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%

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

Re-assessment: Coursework = 100%


Module coordinator: Dr S C Smout
Module teaching staff: Dr S Smout, Dr L Rendell, Dr M Morrissey