932333 Biostatistics in livestock sciences

Lecture and exercise
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Fürst-Waltl, Birgit
Division of Livestock Sciences (NUWI)
Offered in
Sommersemester 2018
Languages of instruction


Basics and elements of statistics;
probablility theory;
concepts of hypothesis testing;
concepts of parameter estimation;
statistical models;
estimation of fixed and random effects;
nonparametric methods;
design of experiments in the area of livestock science;
Solving practical examples with the computer programmes Excel (data recording) and SAS (statistical analysis).

Previous knowledge expected

Statistics (Bachelor course equivalent to Statistics in Agricultural Sciences)

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

In the theoretical part, basic knowledge regarding (co)variance analysis, regression analysis and simple non-parametric methods is gained. Students develop understanding of theory by applying it on practically relevant examples. Examples, solved together but also by students on their own (both by hand and by computer), broaden the knowledge.
Finally, students are able to prepare data for statistical analyses accordingly, to use adequate methods and to interpret results correctly.
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.