Biostatistics (MED283) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Biostatistics MED283 2 0 0 2 4
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Discussion, Question and Answer.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The aim of this course is to provide students with basic statistical concepts, data collection and evaluation processes, basic statistical analysis and reporting of data.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Know basic statistical concepts.
  • Chooses, applies and interprets appropriate hypothesis tests.
  • Learns data collection and evaluation processes.
  • Know data entry and analysis.
  • Generate and interpret appropriate tables and graphics.
Course Content Basic statistical concepts, introduction to biostatistics, standardization, probability, theoretical distributions, sampling distributions, sampling methods, descriptive statistics, data collection forms and data collection methods, data entry into statistical programs, hypothesis testing, single sample tests, two sample and k sample tests (dependent, independent), parametric tests, nonparametric tests, correlation and regression analysis, creating tables and graphics, reporting of data.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Basic definitions and concepts related to statistics Introduction to biostatistics Reading the subject from references
2 Standardization, Probability Reading the subject from references
3 Theoretical distributions - Sample distributions - Confidence intervals Reading the subject from references
4 Descriptive statistics Reading the subject from references
5 Data collection forms and data collection methods Reading the subject from references
6 Data entry into statistical programs Reading the subject from references
7 Introduction to hypothesis testing - Single sample tests Reading the subject from references
8 Midterm
9 Two sample and K sample tests (dependent, independent) Reading the subject from references
10 Parametric tests Reading the subject from references
11 Nonparametric tests Reading the subject from references
12 Correlation Analysis Reading the subject from references
13 Regression Analysis Reading the subject from references
14 Creating tables and charts Reading the subject from references
15 Reporting of data Reading the subject from references


Course Book 1. Zar, J. H. (2013). Biostatistical Analysis: Pearson New International Edition. Pearson Higher Ed.
2. Chernick, M.L. and Friis, R.H. (2003). Introductory Biostatistics for the Health Sciences. Wiley Interscience
3. Sümbüloğlu, K ve Sümbüloğlu, V. (2016). Biyoistatistik. 17. Baskı. Hatipoğlu Yayınevi. Ankara
4. Hayran, M. (2011). Sağlık araştırmaları için temel istatistik. Omega Araştırma

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 50
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 50
Toplam 2 100
Percentage of Semester Work 50
Percentage of Final Work 50
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Develop the capability of using theoretical and practical knowledge acquired during nutrition and dietetic education for individuals and public for health promotion, prevention of the diseases and treatment of the diseases when necessary. X
2 Can reach evidence-based knowledge in nutrition and dietetics by searching available journals and books published then using all computer programs assess this knowledge, interpret and share. X
3 Develop strategical plans and programs for solving nutrition-based health problems at individual and community level, by considering professional and ethical values. X
4 Can analyze food consumptions of individuals and create diet plans by taking into consideration of their age, gender, socio-cultural, economical, biochemical and personal characteristics then can give necessary education to them. X
5 Can identify all the nutrients and chemical substances that foods contain and help individuals how and what kind of foods to be chosen for their health and/or disease conditions. X
6 Can conduct their work independently with the help of the information gained, take individual responsibility to solve problems in practice, and collaborate with other members of the health team. X
7 Can explain all reduction or loss of nutrients may happen during food preparation and cooking both home or institutional settings. X
8 Can make all necessary dietary adjustments where special nutrition is required. X
9 Can compare and discuss nutrition policies and food legislation both in the country and world experiences levels. X
10 Can develop and organize training programs to provide adequate, balanced and healthy nutrition for individuals and groups, and can effectively use the communication and education methods and materials required for the sessions. X
11 Can evaluate individual and cultural differences by having knowledge and practices of the traditions and cultures of the countries. X

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 2 32
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 14 3 42
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 12 12
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 14 14
Total Workload 100