Course code STAT370

STAT370 Selected topics in statistics

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Showing course contents for the educational year 2015 - 2016 .

Course responsible: Kristian Hovde Liland, Thore Egeland, Petter Fredrik Mostad, Petter Fredrik Mostad
Teachers: Thore Egeland
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: Department of Chemistry, Biotechnology and Food Science
Teaching language: EN, NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Teaching exam periods:
Spring parallel.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2015-2016
Course contents:

The goal of the course is to give the student a comprehensive introduction to a specific area in applied statistics. The area can vary between years, but the focus will be biostatistics. In 2016 the topic is analysis of high dimensional data. The course will give an introduction to visualization, prediction, classification and variable selection with data where classical, statistical methods have limitations.

The main method of the course will be Partial Least Squares (PLS), while related methods will fill out where it is natural. Datasets will be from key problem areas at the Campus and possibly students¿ own cases.

Learning outcome:
After completing the course the student should have a good overview of the particular applied area. The student should be able to use the methods of the area to analyze data and make computations at a reasonable level of complexity. 
Learning activities:
Lectures and exercises / computer exercises.  
Teaching support:
The teacher will be available for questions either in person or via mail ( The course will have regularly updated webpages. 
Will be available from Fronter well before the start of the course. 
STAT100 or corresponding knowledge. 
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
The student will have to complete obligatory tasks to be approved for the course and to be allowed to take the final written exam. Students who fail the course need to perform these tasks again. 
Oral exam, with a pass/fail grade. 
Nominal workload:
Lectures: 28 hours.
Exercises: 28 hours.
Self study: 94 hours. 
Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in Science
Type of course:
The teaching is organized into 4 blocks of 2 days each. Each day will contain 7 hours of teaching. 
The course will focus on various subject areas that is not covered, or only lightly covered, in other STAT- or BIN- courses. The contents of the course can thus vary from year to year. 
An external examiner evaluate oral exam.
Examination details: Oral exam: Bestått / Ikke bestått