Unit Code: FIS413 / FIS601

Unit Title: Biostatistics

The Biostatistics Unit is an introduction to basic concepts in statistical methods and applications in fisheries. It is aimed at equipping students with skills in information gathering, data processing and common statistical procedures used in data analysis, with particular focus on applications in fisheries investigations. Principles of measurement, data collection, organization, inferences, and analysis, are examined. The Unit contains a substantial component of ‘active learning’, guiding students on hands-on data manipulation and analysis. Participation in this Unit is expected to result in the development of critical thinking, basic research skills, data analysis and effective communication, written and oral, of research outcomes.