Quantitative Biology

University of the South Pacific

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Quantitative Biology

  • Host University

    University of the South Pacific

  • Location

    Suva, Fiji

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    A 100-level Biology course

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This course is designed to give all students intending to major in biology a knowledge of data collection and exploratory data analysis, graphical representation of data, experimental design, hypothesis testing and the use of a range of statistical tests (including descriptive statistics, correlation, regression, analysis of frequency data, analysis of variance and non-parametric tests).
    Laboratory sessions will include practicLaboratory sessions will include practicals where students will conduct experimeals where students will conduct experiment, collect, organize and analyze data. nt, collect, organize and analyze data. Additionally there will be computer sessAdditionally there will be computer sessions which will provide training in the ions which will provide training in the use of software packages such as Excel ause of software packages such as Excel and SPSS that can be used to organize, annd SPSS that can be used to organize, analyze and visualize data graphically. Tualyze and visualize data graphically. Tutorials will involve problem-solving exetorials will involve problem-solving exercises and analysis of data.rcises and analysis of data.

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Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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