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Undergraduate | MAQ-BIOX2610 | 2024

Biological Data Analysis

Course information for 2024 intake

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Study method
100% online
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Start dates
19 Feb 2024,
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Entry requirements
Prior study needed
18 weeks

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Biological Data Analysis

About this subject

  • On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

    1. Develop testable hypotheses from general scientific questions
    2. Design an unconfounded experiment to test a given scientific hypothesis
    3. Choose an appropriate statistical test to analyse experimental data
    4. Carry out and correctly interpret a range of commonly used statistical tests using the computer package R
    5. Clearly present outcomes of statistical analyses using figures, tables and text
    6. Critically evaluate other studies with respect to experimental design and the application and interpretation of statistics

Entry requirements

Prior study

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:

To help set you up for success before you start this subject, we suggest completing or having equivalent knowledge in:


NCCW (pre-2020 units): BIOL235, PSY222, PSY248, STAT270, STAT271, BIOL603
Pre-requisite: 40cp at 1000 level or above including (((STAT1170 or STAT170(P)) or (STAT1250 or STAT150) or (STAT1371 or STAT171) or FOSE1015) and (10cp(P) in BBE or BIOL units))
NCCW (2020 and onwards): BIOL2610 Biological Data Analysis or STAT2170 Applied Statistics or BIOL6610 Biological Data Analysis or STAT2371 Statistics or PSYU2248 Design and Statistics II

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL

This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

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What to study next?

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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Bachelor of Science

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