This unit of study introduces students to the quantitative skills and techniques required to critically analyse scientific reports, scientific data and understand research methods employed in biomedical science. The unit will explore the role of mathematics and statistics in developing scientific knowledge and how statistics is used for interpreting information, testing hypotheses and analysing the inferences people make about the real-world. Students will be required to use statistical software, online modules and calculators to analyse data and interpret results for experimental and sampling designs, tests on population means and proportions, correlation and linear regression, and one-way ANOVA.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):