Course Code: VET108

Course Title : Biostatistics I

Weekly Teaching Hour: ( 2,0)

Course Description : The courses focus on statistical principles and methodology, and their application to Veterinary sciences. Emphasis on interpretation of results using computer packages.  . Topics covered are: organisation, description and presentation of data in the life sciences; design of experiments and surveys; random variables, probability distributions, the binomial distribution and the normal distribution; statistical inference, tests of significance, confidence intervals; analysis of variance; linear regression, least squares estimation, inference for regression coefficients, prediction.

Recommended Textbook(s) and Supplementary Books:

Statistics for veterinary and Animal Science by Watson 3 rd. Ed. 2013

  • Principles of Biostatistics by Pagano. 3 rd. Edi. 2013
  • Fundamentals of Biostatistics by Rosner. 7th Ed. 2011

Course Assessment:

  • Class Participation 10%,

  • Mid-term Examination 30%,

  • Assignments 10%,

  • Final Examination 50%,

  • Attendance 95%compulsory.