Key competence module "Introduction to applied statistics" (6 C, 4 SWS) [M.Bio.358]

Learning outcome: Understanding of basic principles of statistics. Knowledge of elementary techniques from descriptive and concluding statistics.

Core skills: Students should be able to select suitable statistic techniques depending on the biological problem and available data. They should be able to apply simple statistic methods and to deal with the programming language R.

Courses and examinations
1. Lecture: "Basic concepts in statistics" (2 SWS)
2. Tutorial: "Applied statistics" (2 SWS)

Prerequisite for examination: short exams prior to the next lecture

Examination: oral examination (15 min)

Selection options

Admission requirements

Number of repeat examinations permitted

Module applicable in the following degree programmes
MA Developmental, Neural und Behavioral biology
Strongly recommended for students planning their master thesis in the field of behavioral biology.

Course frequency: Academic Term
Each summer semester

One semester


Maximum number of students
10 (minimum 5)

Workload: 180h (56/124h, Attendance time/Self-study time)

Person responsible for module
Dr. Matthias Markolf