Biol-597. Fundamentals of Statistics in Biology, Medicine and Biotechnology Mon-Wed. -. Rm 100, computer lab This course will provide an in-depth and engaging introduction to biostatistics for undergraduate and graduate students and serve as a refresher for students who may be familiar with basic statistics. The major objective is to lead the students through the statistical methods, techniques and computations needed for success in academia, biotechnology and health sciences. Students will learn how to apply statistics to design of laboratory experiments and clinical trials, data analysis and graphical representation as well as how to evaluate and interpret statistical results. The introductory, core-conceptual lectures will be followed by computer-based practice sessions with real examples, actual data analysis and additional 'self-check' exercises. Topics include hypothesis testing, p-values and significance, confidence intervals, continuous variables and statistical tests comparison.