Subject details

  • Topics
    • Three Important Skills
    • Metric Measurement
    • Displaying & Analysing Categorical Data
    • Displaying & Analysing Continuous Data
    • Bivariate Analysis
    • The Normal Distribution
    • Inferential Statistics
    • Algebra - Expressions
    • Algebra - Equations
    • Linear Functions
    • Exponential Functions
    • Revision
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Audio/Video conferencing
      • Blog
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
      • Web links

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. perform calculations involving fractions, decimals and percentages and apply these concerns when solving more complex problems
  2. use the metric system to convert between measurements and to perform calculations involving measurement (including rates)
  3. analyse and interpret data using both descriptive and inferential statistics applying tests for normality as required
  4. interpret, solve and develop algebraic equations, and analyse and interpret graphs of these equations or graphs displaying data
  5. apply techniques to solve problems in a financial setting, in particular those involving interest and depreciation.
  • Assignment 1 - Investigation (40%)
  • Assignment 2 - Invigilated Exam (40%)
  • Assignment 3 - Test (20%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

No eligibility requirements

Special requirements

  • EquipmentDetails - Audio/Visual equipment

This subject aims to develop a core set of numeracy skills that will aid students in further study - particularly in Health Sciences and Business. Students will be introduced to a variety of mathematical concepts from basic numerical to statistical to financial, and to their real-life applications in Health Sciences and Business.

Please note: This mathematics subject from the UniReady Enabling Program may not satisfy university mathematics entry requirements.

Please Note: This subject cannot be used as credit towards a university degree.

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