Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
Level of Course Unit
Short Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of this course is to have students understand the meaning of the biostatistics term, to teach the methods and tests for data collection and evaluation.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Ass. Prof. Dr. Aysun ALTIKAT
Learning Outcomes
1To grasp the applicability of statistical methods in biology.
2To define the basic concepts of biostatistics.
3To identify implemental biostatistical methods on problems in the field of his/her
4To evaluate the statistical results and to be able to comment on
Mode of Delivery
Evening Education
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Recommended Optional Programme Components
Course Contents
Description of biostatistics and where used, frequency distributions and descriptive measurements, table and chart formation methods, theoretical distributions, parametric and non-parametric significance tests, regression and correlation analysis, the validity and reliability analysis, special statistical methods for the medical fields.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
1The relationship between Statistics – Biostatistics
2Knowledge of basic statistical concepts
3Distinguishing the differences among measuring levels
4Distinguishing the differences among variable types
5Basic probability information
6Random variable description information
7The ability to create frequency distribution table
8The ability to calculate central tendency and dispersion measures
9Distinguishing the relationship Homogeneity and status
10Basic concepts of hypothesis testing information
11The ability to distinguish between single-and two-sample hypothesis testing
12Parametric and non-parametric tests of materiality,
13Regression and correlation analysis, validity and reliability analysis,
14Special statistical methods in medical fields
Recommended or Required Reading
1. Sümbüloğlu, K. ve Sümbüloğlu, V., 2010. “Biyoistatistik”, Hatiboğlu Basım Yayın, Ankara. 2. Lecture Notes (Ass. Prof. Dr. Aysun ALTIKAT)
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Midterm Examination1100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Examination1100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
Language of Instruction
Work Placement(s)
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination111
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures14114
Report Preparation155
Self Study717
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11515
Individual Study for Final Examination12020
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
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