Stud.IP Uni Oldenburg
University of Oldenburg
12.12.2019 05:08:26
bio150 - Statistics for Biologists (Complete module description)
Original version English Download as PDF
Module label Statistics for Biologists
Module code bio150
Credit points 6.0 KP
Workload 180 h
Faculty/Institute Institute for Biology and Environmental Sciences
Used in course of study
  • Bachelor's Programme Biology (Bachelor) >
  • Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme Biology (Bachelor) >
Contact person
Module responsibility
Authorized examiners
Entry requirements
Skills to be acquired in this module

+ knowledge of biological working methods
++ biologically relevant knowledge in the natural sciences and mathematics
++ statistics & scientific programming
+ interdisciplinary knowledge & thinking
++ abstract, logical, analytical thinking
+ independent learning and (research-based) working
+ data presentation and evidence-based discussion (written and spoken)
+ teamwork

Knowledge in applied statistics
Basic knowledge of programming language R
Ability to plan, conduct and interpret statistical analysis of biological data
Module contents
Introduction to applied statistics - background and application in R:
Logic, set theory, combinatorics, probability theory, distributions, descriptive statistics, inferential statistics, statistical tests, ANOVA, study design, Bayes' statistics, correlation, regression, curve fitting
Reader's advisory
A detailled script for lecture and exercises is available in Stud.IP
Language of instruction German
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency jährlich
Module capacity unlimited
Modullevel EB (Ergänzungsbereich / Complementary)
Modulart Pflicht / Mandatory
Lern-/Lehrform / Type of program Vorlesung, Übung
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge Schulmathematik, sicherer Umgang mit Computern
Course type Comment SWS Frequency Workload attendance
Lecture 2.00 -- 28 h
Exercises 2.00 -- 28 h
Total time of attendance for the module 56 h
Examination Time of examination Type of examination
Final exam of module
within two weeks after lecture time
written exam (+15% bonus points from exercises)