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Components of the course


There are three lectures per week, held in the Main Lecture Theatre of the Department of Zoology on the New Museums Site. Lectures are at 9am on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. 


It is increasingly important for biologists to have skills in using computers. We therefore teach the statistical programming language, R. The goal is that by the end of the course, all students should be able to do some simple computer programming. The practical classes are held in the Titan Teaching Rooms, and you will do a single 1.25 hour practical every week on a Thursday afternoon (at one of 2pm, 3.30pm or 4.45pm, depending on your timetable).


Your College Director of Studies will organise supervisions on your behalf. Supervisions are one-hour sessions with a lecturer or post-graduate/post-doctorate research worker. This offers the opportunity to discuss course work and iron out problems. For this course, supervisions almost always will consist of going through the solutions to the questions on Examples Sheets that are handed out in the Lectures.