BIO3011 - Timetable of Topics 2019

Practical Schedule

Week

Week beginning

Practicals

1

4-Mar

Introduction to R and RStudio (ST)

2

11-Mar

Data wrangling in R (ST)

3

18-Mar

Visualisation in R (ST)

4

25-Mar

Data analysis I (CJ)

5

1-Apr

Data analysis II (CJ)

6

8-Apr

Experimental design (CS)

7

15-Apr

Good Friday - No formal lab

Semester Break: Friday 19th to Friday 26th April

8

29-Apr

Experimental work I (CJ)

9

6-May

Experimental work II (CJ)

10

13-May

Modelling I (TC)

11

20-May

Modelling II (TC)

12

27-May

Revision for Exams – No formal lab

Practicals: Friday 10 am – 1pm & Friday 2 – 5pm (25Rnf/115)

Unit coordinator: Matthew Hall

Lecturers: Sonika Tyagi, Carla Sgrò, Chris Johnstone, and Tim Connallon

Due dates of Assignments:

Assignment 1: Data Wrangling and Visualisation: Due WEEK 5, 11:55pm Friday 5 April

Assignment 2: Experimental Design Problems:    Due WEEK 8, 11:55pm Friday 3 May

Assignment 3: Project Report:                               Due WEEK 11, 11:55pm Friday 24 May

Assignment 4: Use of Models in Biology:              Due WEEK 12, 11:55pm Friday 31 May

Workshop Schedule

Week

Day

Date

Time

Workshop

1

Mon

4-Mar

5pm - 6pm

Introduction to hypothesis testing (MH)

 

Tues

5-Mar

4pm-5pm

Introduction to hypothesis testing (MH)

2

Mon

11-Mar

5pm - 6pm

What is data and how do we wrangle it? (MH)

 

Tues

12-Mar

4pm-5pm

What is data and how do we wrangle it? (MH)

3

Mon

18-Mar

5pm - 6pm

The grammar of graphics (MH)

 

Tues

19-Mar

4pm-5pm

The grammar of graphics (MH)

4

Mon

25-Mar

5pm - 6pm

Introduction to basic statistics (CJ)

 

Tues

26-Mar

4pm-5pm

Introduction to basic statistics (CJ)

5

Mon

1-April

5pm - 6pm

Introduction to linear models (CJ)

 

Tues

2-April

4pm-5pm

Introduction to linear models (CJ)

6

Mon

8-Apr

5pm - 6pm

How to design an experiment (CS)

 

Tues

9-Apr

4pm-5pm

How to design an experiment (CS)

7

Mon

15-Apr

5pm - 6pm

Biases and pitfalls in experimental design (CS)

 

Tues

16-Apr

4pm-5pm

Biases and pitfalls in experimental design (CS)

Semester Break: Friday 19th to Friday 26th April

8

Mon

29-Apr

5pm - 6pm

Overview of examinable material (CJ)

 

Tues

30-Apr

4pm-5pm

Overview of examinable material (CJ)

9

Mon

6-May

5pm - 6pm

Writing your report (CJ)

 

Tues

7-May

4pm-5pm

Writing your report (CJ)

10

Mon

13-May

5pm - 6pm

The use of models in biology (TC)

 

Tues

14-May

4pm-5pm

The use of models in biology (TC)

11

Mon

20-May

5pm - 6pm

How to build a model (TC)

 

Tues

21-May

4pm-5pm

How to build a model (TC)

12

Mon

27-May

5pm - 6pm

What is peer review (and exam practice) (MH)

 

Tues

28-May

4pm-5pm

What is peer review (and exam practice) (MH)

Workshops:

Monday 5pm - 6pm (19Anc/204 – LTB),

Tuesday 4pm – 5pm (19Anc/231 – LTB)