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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.

Enrolment for University Studies

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Juha Kesseli, Teacher responsible
Nina Talola, Teacher


8-Sep-2016 – 15-Dec-2016
Lectures 36 hours
Thu 8-Sep-2016 - 20-Oct-2016 weekly at 12-15, Arvo LS A308
29-Sep-2016 at 12 –15 , No lecture!
Thu 27-Oct-2016 - 15-Dec-2016 weekly at 10.00-11.30, Arvo F212
3-Nov-2016 at 10 –11.30 , Arvo F217, Note! Exceptional place!
17-Nov-2016 at 10 –11.30 , Arvo F217, Note! Exceptional place!
1-Dec-2016 at 10 –11.30 , Arvo F217, Note! Exceptional place!
Wed 2-Nov-2016 - 7-Dec-2016 weekly at 10.00-11.00, Arvo A207, Note! New teaching place!
Exercises 28 hours
Fri 9-Sep-2016 - 16-Dec-2016 weekly at 10-12, Arvo Computer classroom ML72
14-Oct-2016 at 15 –17 , Computer classroom Arvo ML 72, Note! Exceptional time!


Numeric 1-5.

Evaluation criteria

Exam and exercises.

Further information

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