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Module 6 – Maths/Statistics
This course is a focused summary of mathematics for biologists including physicians. It has two key sets mathematical concepts presented. The first is mathematical modeling in biology and numerical simulation. This will be demonstrated through examples in molecular and cell biology and physiology. The second focus of the course is the essentials of statistics underpinning biostatistics and epidemiology.
This will include analyses to summarise data and define basic data distributions occurring in the natural and behavioural sciences. The “significance” of tests of significance and a confidence interval. Complex concepts such as probability, degrees of freedom, polynomial and multiple regressions, and the analysis of variability will be explained so that experimental and (clinical) study designs in medicine can be understood as well as population statistics applied to genetics and the study of health events and their determinants (epidemiology).