COURSE NAME: Biostatistics
PROGRAM: B.Sc. Biotechnology and B.Sc. Microbiology
SEMESTER: Three and Four


Collection, Classification and Tabulation of data, Bar diagrams and Pie diagrams, Histogram, Frequency curve and frequency polygon, Ogives. Mean, median, mode, Standard deviation.

Correlation and Regression analysis: Correlations and regressions-: Relation between two variables, scatter diagram, definition of correlations, curve fitting, principles of least squares, Two regression lines, Karl Pearson’s coefficient of correlation, Rank correlation, Tied ranks.

Probability theory: Random experiments, sample space, probability theory, conditional probability. Baye’s theorem.

Random variable,(.discrete and continuous), Probability density function(discrete and continuous), Distribution function for discrete random variable. Distribution function for continuous random variable, Joint probability distribution, Conditional and marginal distribution. Mathematical expectations: Introduction, The expected value of a random variable, moments, Moment generating functions, Product moments, Conditional expectations. Standard distributions -: Uniform distribution. (Discrete and continuous).Exponential distribution Gamma distribution, Beta distribution. Binomial distribution, Poisson distribution, Normal distributions. Standard normal distributions.

Text book   

            1. Fundamentals of Biostatistics. by Irfan A Khan.

            2. An introduction to Biostatistics. by PSS Sunder Rao.

            3.  Introduction to the Practice of Statistics by Moore and McCabe


            1. Principles of Biostatistics. Marcello Pagano.

            2. Course Manuals: S-PLUS Command Line Essentials, The Analysis of Microarrays