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DEPARTMENT OF ZOOLOGY B.Sc. Honors (Session: 2005-09) Course Title: Biostatistics (Theory) Tutor: Saba Butt Outline of the Course: Introduction and scope of biostatistics, use of statistics in biology. Population and sample. Stages of research, types of data and methods of data collection. Data arrangement and presentation, formation of tables and charts. Measures of central tendency: computation of mean, median and mode from grouped and ungrouped data. Measures of dispersion: computation of variance, standard deviation, standard error and their coefficients. Probability rules. Binomial, poison and normal distributions. Hypothesis testing: Student ‘t’ test, Chi square test, Analysis of variance. Correlation and regression. Experimental designing, planning of an experiment, replication and randomization. Note: Computer applications are included in the course with each topic where required. Objectives: The course will help the students to analyze data pertaining to their research work and to assess the significance of their experimental designs. Without statistical analysis research articles are not accepted for publication by the scientific journals. So students must have sound knowledge of the statistical programs. Books Recommended 1. Gould, J.F. and Gould, G.F. 2001. Biostats Basics: A Student Hand Book. 1st Edition. W.H. Freeman Company. 2. Fowler, J., Cohen, L. and Jarvis, P. 1998. Practical Statistics for Field Biology. John Wiley and Sons, Ltd. 3. Campbell, R.C. 1989. Statistics for Biologists. 3rd Edition. Cambridge University Press. 4. Sokal, R.R. and Rohlf, F.J. 1987. An Introduction to Biostatistics. W.H. Freeman and Company. 5. Bailey, N.T.J. 1981. Statistical Methods in Biology. English University Press. 6. Mitchell, K. and Glover, T. 2001. Introduction to Biostatistics. McGraw Hill, Publishing Co. Semester V Credit Hours: 03

KINNAIRD COLLEGE LAHORE
DEPARTMENT OF ZOOLOGY B.Sc. Honors (Session: 2005-09) Course Title: Lab Biostatistics Tutor: Saba Butt Outline of the Course: Use of computer and statistical packages for data analysis in life science. Designing experiments using the understanding of theory course. Questionnaire development. Conducting surveys and experiments (data collection). Conducting data organization and analysis. Presentation of data. Objectives: Practical application and knowledge is necessity of any academic course. Lab Biostatistics course is designed to demonstrate the principles studied in theory practically. Students will be trained on the use of some statistical software packages (MINITAB and SPSS), experimental design and practically doing experiments and data analysis. Books Recommended 1. Fowler, J., Cohen, L. and Jarvis, P. 1998. Practical Statistics for Field Biology. John Wiley and Sons, Ltd. 2. Gould, J.F. and Gould, G.F. 2001. Biostats Basics: A Student Hand Book. 1st Edition. W.H. Freeman Company. 3. MINITAB Manual, Release 13.0. MINITAB Inc. USA. (www.minitab.com) 4. MINITAB StatGuide. Version 13.0. MINITAB Inc, USA. (www.minitab.com) 5. SPSS Documentation. SPSS Inc, USA. (www.spss.com) Semester V Credit Hours: 01