Integrative Biology C201 Introduction to Quantitative Methods In Biology

Description: This course provides a fast-paced introduction to a variety of quantitative methods used in biology and their mathematical underpinnings. While no topic will be covered in depth, the course will provide an overview of several different topics commonly encountered in modern biological research including differential equations and systems of differential equations, a review of basic concepts in linear algebra, an introduction to probability theory, Markov chains, maximum likelihood and Bayesian estimation, measures of statistical confidence, hypothesis testing and model choice, permutation and simulation, and several topics in statistics and machine learning including regression analyses, clustering, and principal component analyses.
Prerequisites: Introductory calculus and introductory undergraduate statistics recommended.
Credit Restriction: Students will receive no credit for INTEGBI C201 after completing INTEGBI 201. A deficient grade in INTEGBI C201 may be removed by taking INTEGBI 201, or INTEGBI 201.