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BIO2310 Mathematics and statistics for bioinformatics 4–8 ECTS
Implementation is also a part of open university teaching
Period I Period II Period III Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Basic studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
Master's Degree Programme in Bioinformatics

Learning outcomes

After the course the student can:
- perform simple calculations of university-level mathematics on the course topics on pen and paper.
- explain some main principles of statistical testing and estimation.
- apply basic statistical testing and estimation in specific cases, selecting the methods according to the requirements set by data.
- use the R environment as a simple calculator and a visualization tool for basic presentation of functions and data.
- use the R environment to perform basic statistical testing and estimation, simulate data from simple probabilistic models and calculate and analyze estimates from data.

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Juha Kesseli, Teacher responsible
Reija Autio, Teacher responsible


1-Sep-2015 – 22-Dec-2015
Lectures 36 hours
Tue 1-Sep-2015 at 12-15, Lecture Hall FM1 3rd Floor, Note! The first lecture of the course exceptionally on Tuesday.
Thu 10-Sep-2015 - 15-Oct-2015 weekly at 12-15, Lecture hall FM1, 3rd floor.
Thu 22-Oct-2015 - 17-Dec-2015 weekly at 12-15, Computer classroom ML74 (FM1, 5th floor)
Exercises 28 hours
Fri 4-Sep-2015 - 16-Oct-2015 weekly at 10-12, FM1/ML74
Wed 21-Oct-2015 - 16-Dec-2015 weekly at 10-12, Computer class ML74 (FM1 5th Floor)


Numeric 1-5.

Evaluation criteria

Exam and exercises.

Further information

Recommended time of study in the first year of the programme.

Note: since the course starts exeptionally on Tuesday 1.9 it formally ends on Tuesday 22.12, however last lecture is on Thursday 17.12.