15 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: This module provides advanced training in the use of statistical methods and computers to present and analyse biological data necessary to pursue a research career in whole organism biology. The core component of the module covers advanced principles of experimental design, data interpretation, and graphical presentation, with an introduction to advanced univariate and multivariate techniques. The course is based on the statistical program R, using a series of workshops and student-centred learning assignments to develop skills and proficiency. Students then opt to study sub-units including image analysis, microarray and genome analysis and numerical modelling.

Staff Contact: Dr Stephen Rolfe
Teaching Methods: Seminars, Problem solving,
Assessment: Course work

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Animal and Plant Sciences):

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK