Compulsory course in the 2nd semester of Forensic Sciences (Prof. Oligcshleger, Prof. Draber)
Compulsory course in the 2nd semester of Applied Biology (Prof. Essmann)

language: english

The course consists of a lecture and an accompanying tutorial (exercises)
Lecture: 1 lesson hour per week
Tutorial: 1 lesson hour per week


Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg
Modul Statistics (BSc NatFor)


  • Samples; parameters of samples; error propagation: random and systematic errors, regression and correlation; linear regression; fitting of parametric functions; direct least square minimisation
  • Probability calculus: combinatorics; probability experiments; probability; calculation of probabilities; conditional probabilities; probability density; definition of probability ensity; distribution functions; parameters of probability distributions; normal distribution


The concepts acquired during the lecture are applied to
concrete situations to enhance the students' understanding of
the principles involved.


Modular examination – graded
The overall grade for the module consists of:
a grade for the laboratory course in physics (30%), a grade for the
final written examination in physics und statistics (70%) or two partial
examinations per semester (35 % each).
Successful participation in the laboratory course is a prerequisite for
passing the modular examination.


  • Mathematik für Ingenieure und Naturwissenschaftler, L. Papula, Volume 3, 2nd Edition.
  • Experimental Methods, Les Kirkup, Wiley, Brisbane 1994
  • Primer of Biostatistics, S. A. Glantz: 5th Ed., McGraw-Hill, New York 2002
  • Introduction to Statistics for Forensic Scientists, David Lucy, Wiley, 2006