Course code STAT370

STAT370 Selected topics in statistics: 2017: Statistical Methods in Genetics.

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Course responsible: Thore Egeland, Petter Fredrik Mostad, Petter Fredrik Mostad
Teachers: Thore Egeland
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: Faculty of Chemistry, Biotechnology and Food Science
Teaching language: EN, NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
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 topic will vary from year to year, but the focus will be biostatistics. In 2017 the topic is statistical methods in genetics. Key words: Mendel's laws, Hardy-Weinberg, genetic maps, Haldane, IBD, Algorithms: Elston-Stewart and Lander Green, Linkage analysis
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. 
Selected chapters from "A Statistical Approach to Genetic Epidemiology", Ziegler and König, Second edition, Wiley-Blackwell (2010).
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:
Two hours of lectures each week.

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. 

The course is only given if resources are allocated.

An external examiner evaluates oral exam.
Examination details: Oral exam: Bestått / Ikke bestått