Biomedical Science

Biostatistics 1

Seminar, 1.50 ECTS


Course content

Foundations of qualitative and quantitative research methods, structuring and planning experiments.

Learning outcomes

The students are able to test hypotheses in view of an available data set with simple statistical tests. They understand the basics of quantitative research methods, planning and construction of experiments, their processing and evaluation. The students can formulate research questions and hypotheses, as well as plan and give presentations and workshops by using different media in German and English. The students can present and discuss complex, specialised contents and expand them in critically reflexive manner.

Recommended or required reading and other learning resources / tools

Andy Field (2009): Discovering statistics using SPSS
Duarte, N 2012, HBR Guide to Persuasive Presentations: Inspire Action, Engage the Audience, Sell your Ideas, Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation
Heath, C & Heath D 2007, Made to Stick. Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die,Random House, New York.
Williams, R 2010, The Non-Designer’s Presentation Book: Principles for Effective Presentation Design, Peachpit Press, Berkeley.
Josef W. Seifert (Gabal) Visualisieren Präsentieren Moderieren Gebundene Ausgabe (2011)
Diehl, Kühne, Berthold (Persen) Methodentraining: Präsentationstechniken: Handlungsorientierte Materialien zum mündlichen und mediengestützten Vortrag (2012)
Reynolds ( dpunkt) Zen oder die Kunst der Präsentation: Mit einfachen Ideen gestalten und präsentieren (2013)

Mode of delivery


Prerequisites and co-requisites

Bases of scientific work

Assessment methods and criteria

test at the end of the course