|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Seminars / Tutorials||9 hours|
|Practical||9 x 2 hours|
|Workload Breakdown||Lectures 12 hours Practicals 18 hours Consultancy seminars 9 hours Preparation for seminars 18 hours Preparation of portfolios 18 hours Self-study 125 hours|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Three practical portfolios 3 x 30% Consultancy excercises 10%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Resubmission of failed components|
On completion of this module, students should be able to.
Select and apply advanced statistical methods to research problems in Computational Biology
Apply the more advanced capabilities of R to analyze complex Biological data
Critically evaluate the application of specific statistical techniques to specific research problems in Computational Biology
Interpret and report effectively the results of statistical analyses
Students are introduced to a variety of new techniques and applications, and proceed to study in depth three of these.
Students will also gain experience of Statistical consultancy.
The more advanced capabilities of R will be explored and mastered by applying statistical techniques to problems in Computational Biology.
Cross-over experimental design
Multivariate and discriminant methods
Generalized linear models
Binomial and Poisson regression
2. Detailed study of three of the topics in (1).
3. Examples of statistical consultancy
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Application of Number||Inherent in the study of statistics and statistical methods|
|Improving own Learning and Performance||Awareness of advanced techniques and detailed study of some of these|
|Information Technology||Mastery of the advanced capabilities of R|
|Personal Development and Career planning||Experience of statistical consultancy|
|Problem solving||Identifying and using statistical techniques to solve problems in Computational Biology|
|Research skills||Experimental design|
|Subject Specific Skills||Expertise in advanced analysis techniques|
|Team work||Joint work in consultancy|
This module is at CQFW Level 7