10 Credits AUTUMN

Cannot be taken with: GEO275
Pre-requisites: A-Level Biology or Equivalent Scientific Qualification

APS118, APS135

Co-requisites: APS226, APS228, APS265

Aims/Description: This course provides training in the analysis and presentation of biological data through the application of computers for word processing, statistical analysis and graphical presentation. The course uses self-teaching material involving individual use of computers, together with project work assignments. The application of a wide range of statistical techniques which are commonly used by biologists is illustrated using the MINITAB statistical program with data drawn from botanical, zoological and ecological studies.

Restrictions on availability: Only available to Level 2 Animal and Plant Science Students. Pre/Co Requisites: APS135 or APS118.Cannot be taken with GEO 200.

Staff Contact: CHILDS DYLAN Z
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Problem solving, Independent Study,
Assessment: Classroom testing

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK