Role of mathematical models in animal science and model concept. (0,5 CFU)
Basic statistics: data description by using tables and graphs; measures of central tendency and of variability; probability and probability distributions; the normal distribution; the t-student distribution; confidence interval of mean; statistical test for the mean. Linear regression and correlation; inferences related to linear regression. Analysis of the residuals. (2,5 CFU)
Mechanistic models: exponential growth; monomolecular growth; logistic growth. The Gompertz’s model; the Richards’ model; the Von Bertalanffy’s model; the Michaelis-Menten kinetics.
The assessment of adequacy of mathematical models. (2,5 CFU)