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ST418 - Statistical Genetics and Advanced Topics

  • Module code: ST418
  • Module name: Statistical Genetics and Advanced Topics
  • Department: Statistics
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The module will introduce students to probabilistic models and statistical methods used in the analysis of genetic data.

Principal learning outcomes

Students will gain a basic understanding of the rapidly growing field of genome-wide association studies, and be exposed to practical applications of common statistical tests. By the end of the course students should be able to: 1. Describe simple discrete-time reproductive models and use them to derive the standard coalescent model 2. Use coalescent theory to relate DNA sequence variation to genealogical history 3. Evaluate, from simple datasets, evidence for linkage disequilibrium and disease associations using basic association tests 4. Discuss the wider issues involved in applying association tests to whole genomes

Timetabled teaching activities

3 hours of lectures per week.

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/statistics/modules/st4/st418

Other essential notes

Prerequisites: ST115 Introduction to Probability, ST218 Mathematical Statistics A, ST219 Mathematical Statistics B

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: ST418-15)
D (Assessed/examined work) 2 x 1000 word assignments 20%
  2 hour examination (Summer) 80%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core

N/A

Optional
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  • Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (G30B) - Year 3
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  • Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (with Intercalated (G30H) - Year 4
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