BIF705 - Applied Statistics

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Subject Title
Applied Statistics

Subject Description
Statistical analysis is involved in many areas of Bioinformatics. A clear understanding of how statistics are used, and the interpretation of their results, is important in drawing proper conclusions. The intent of this course is to provide students with a fundamental understanding of statistical approaches, with a specific examination and interpretation of statistics used in Bioinformatics.

Credit Status
One credit towards the Bioinformatics (BIF) Ontario graduate certificate program.

All first-semester BIF subjects

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

Students should gain a general understanding of the statistical aspects of bioinformatics tools and interpretation of the results obtained from various bioinformatics tools. Students will be introduced to R and Octave.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Execute mathematical operations accurately.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.