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Archived Curricula Guide 2014–2015
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BIO2270 Introduction to Statistics 3 ECTS
Organised by
Master's Degree Programme in Bioinformatics
Person in charge
Matti Nykter


Strategic themes: Internationalisation

Learning outcomes

Students know the basics of statistics. This includes definitions, general principles of conducting a statistical study, and methods of descriptive and analytical statistics. Students will be able to perform a simple statistical analysis, given a study description and observations.


This course covers basic concepts in statistics, commonly used numerical and graphical methods of descriptive statistics, principles of statistical inference, statistical models, likelihood, point and interval estimators, and statistical tests. The R language is used throughout the course.

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in course work 
In English

Lectures (28 h), weekly exercises, project work.

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Numeric 0-5 available at request.

Further information

In the academic year 2014-2015 the course BIO2310 Mathematics and Statistics for Bioinformatics 6 ECTS will replace the courses BIO2290 Mathematics for Bioinformatics 3 ECTS and BIO2270 Introduction to Statistics 3 ECTS.

Belongs to following study modules

Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.