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Introduction to R


Admission requirements

No formal admission requirements, but it is helpful if students have followed the statistics education from the first two years of Biomedical Sciences.


The course teaches how to do data analysis in the open source statistical program R. It covers calculations, reading data, manipulating data, making plots and reports, basic statistical methods, and basic programming skills. Focus is on R as a language, so the course is not tailored to any specific application.

Course objectives

After following the course, students are able to use R to perform advanced statistical or bioinformatics analyses in their own research projects. They will be able to summarize and visualize complex data and make analysis using R in a reproducible way.


All course and group schedules are published on MyTimeTable.

The exam dates have been determined by the Education Board and are published in MyTimeTable.
It will be announced in MyTimeTable and/or Brightspace when and how the post-exam feedback will be organized.

Mode of instruction


Assessment method

Written examination with shot questions.

Reading list

All material will be made available on a special website for the course.


To participate in workgroups and exams students must register with uSis.


Szymon M. Kiełbasa, (
Ramin Monajemi, (
Mo Arkani, (


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