UCLA Graduate Course Announcement Winter 2002


Stat M251 / OBEE M216

Statistical Methods for the Life Sciences


Instructor: Ivo D. Dinov




Time: M, W, F 3:00 3:50 PM


Place: Geology 3656


Topics: 1. Variables, measurements, statistics and parameters.

2.          Normal, Binomial and Poisson distributions.

3.          Basic statistics, 5-number summaries.

4.          Central Limit Theorem.

5.          Confidence Intervals.

6.          Inferences About One Or Two Populations.

7.          Design of studies and experiments.

8.          Analysis Of Variance (ANOVA).

9.          Regression and Correlation.

10.     Principle component analysis (if time permits!).


Textbook: Statistical Research Methods in the Life Sciences, by P.V. Rao, Duxbury Press.


Grading: Several Take-Home Projects and a Final Exam

(format to be determined). Letter grade or S/U.


Prerequisites: Stat M13, or instructors approval (PTE)

More info: http://www.stat.ucla.edu/~dinov/courses_students.html