BIOL 320 - Biostatistics
Explores issues of experimental design, data collection, parameter estimation, and hypothesis testing as they apply to the life sciences. Topics include samples and populations, tests for goodness of fit, hypotheses about samples drawn from normally distributed populations, the binomial and Poisson distributions, analysis of variance, correlation analysis, linear regression, non-parametric tests, and power analysis. Students learn computer software applications for the analysis and graphing of data. Course material is beneficial to students planning to do research.
Corequisite: BIOL 320L
Prerequisites: (BIOL 181 or BIOL 211) or (BIOL 182 or BIOL 212)
Major/Minor Restrictions: None
Class Restriction: None
Recommended: The course should count as one of the two courses required in mathematics for students interested in the health science professions or graduate school in the sciences.
Area of Inquiry: Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Liberal Arts CORE: None
Formerly: BIOL 220
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