n.BA.BT.Bist2.22HS (Biostatistics 2) 
Module: Biostatistics 2
This information was generated on: 25 May 2024
Biostatistics 2


Version: 1.0 start 01 August 2022


Study Programme Biotechnology
Regulations Applicable RPO, 29 January 2008, School of Life Sciences and Facility Management Academic Regulations, 15 Dec. 2009, Annex for the Bachelor of Biotechnology degree programme
Module Type  
X Compulsory Module    Elective Module    Optional Module
Planned Semester 4th Semester
Module Coordinator Caspar Demuth
Telephone / E-Mail +41 (0)58 934 57 63 / caspar.demuth@zhaw.ch
Caspar Demuth
Entrance Requirements Biostatistics 1
Learning Outcomes and Competencies Students will
  • know the criteria for the choice of distribution-free or non-parametric statistical tests and be able to apply and interpret them;
  • be able to plan their experiments in such a way that an optimal and reliable result is obtained using limited resources;
  • be able to apply the methods of statistical data analysis to their own scientific questions;
  • be able to correctly apply the one-way or two-way analysis of variance;
  • be able to use statistical functions of common tools (e.g. MS Excel, R) independently.
Module Content
  • Prerequisites of hypothesis tests
  • Non-parametric tests (sign and rank sum tests)
  • Experimental design (power analysis, design of experiments)
  • One-way or two-way analysis of variance
Follow-up Modules -
Methods of Instruction  Face-to-face classes, tasks with model answers, script for independent self-study
Digital Resources Tasks with model answers, video resources
Lesson Structure / Workload  
 Contact Hours 28
 Guided Self-Study -
 Independent Self-Study 32
 Total Workload 60
Classroom Attendance No
Written exam at the end of the semester 100% - e-assessment
If there is a low number of participants, the lecturer may change the form of a repeat examination after consultation with the head of the study programme: e.g. an oral examination can be used to replace a written one. Please report any changes to the form of examinations by e-mail to pruefungsadmin.lsfm@zhaw.ch and Cc. Head of study programme.
Language of Instruction  German
Comments -


Course: Biostatistics 2
Biostatistics 2


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