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Bio-Statistics: Course Content (BSBS613)

Biostatistics are the development and application of statistical methods to a wide range of topics in biology. It encompasses the design of biological experiments, the collection and analysis of data from those experiments and the interpretation of the re

Course Description

It involves selection of appropriate statistical techniques to address questions of medical relevance; select and apply appropriate statistical techniques for managing common types of medical data; use various software packages for statistical analysis and data management; interpret the results of statistical analyses and critically evaluate the use of statistics in the medical literature; communicate effectively with statisticians and the wider medical community, in writing and orally through presentation of results of statistical analyses; explore current and anticipated developments in medical statistics.

Course Content

 At the end of the course the student should be able to understand:
 Define Statistics, Population, sample Descriptive and inferential Statistics, Observations,
Data, Discrete and continuous variables, Errors of measurement, Significant digits,
Rounding of a Number, Collection of primary and secondary data, Sources, Editing of
Data. Exercises.
 Introduction, basic principles of classification and Tabulation, Constructing of a frequency
distribution, Relative and Cumulative frequency distribution, Diagrams, Graphs and their
Construction, Bar charts, Pie chart, Histogram, Frequency polygon and Frequency curve,
Cumulative Frequency Polygon or Ogive, Historigram, Ogive for Discrete Variable. Types
of frequency curves. Exercises.
 Explain Different types of Averages, Quantiles, The Mode, Empirical Relation between
Mean, Median and mode, Relative Merits and Demerits of various Averages. Properties of

Good Average, Box and Whisker Plot, Stem and Leaf Display, definition of outliers and
their detection. Exercises.
 Describe Absolute and relative measures, Range, The semi-Inter-quartile Range, The Mean
Deviation, The Variance and standard deviation, Change of origin and scale, Interpretation
of the standard Deviation, Coefficient of variation, Properties of variance and standard
Deviation, Standardized variables, Moments and Moments ratios. Exercises.
 Define Discrete And Continuous Distributions: Binomial, Poisson And Normal
Distribution. Exercises.
 Describe sample design and sampling frame, bias, sampling and non-sampling errors,
sampling with and without replacement, probability and non-probability sampling,
Sampling distributions for single mean and proportion, Difference of means and
proportions. Exercises.

Learning Objectives

 Discuss necessary concepts of statistics to enable them to realize a research project in the field of Physiotherapy
 Explain Fundamentals of reading and understanding research methods, design, and statistics.

Related Books

Biostatistics by Wayne W. Daniel; Chad L. Cross

Call Number: 519.5 DAN

ISBN: 9781118302798

Publication Date: 2013-01-09



Biostatistical analysis by Zar, Jerrold H.

Call Number: 570.15195 ZAR

ISBN: 9789332536678

Publication Date: 2016