Undergraduate Course: Mathematical Biology (MATH10013)
|School||School of Mathematics
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||Course for final year students in Honours programmes in Mathematics.
Continuous population models for a single species; delay-differential equations; biological waves in single-species models; biological oscillators and switches; the Hodgkin-Huxley model; dynamics of HIV.
Continuous models for a single species
Discrete population models for a single species
Models for interacting populations
Reaction-diffusion equations, chemotaxis and non-local mechanisms
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2019/20, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 22,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 5,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Coursework 5%, Examination 95%
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S1 (December)||2:00|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Finding the equilibriums of population models and their stability.
- Analyse the equilibriums and stability of a delay-differential equation.
- Analyse nonlinear PDE for travelling wave solutions.
- Analyse planar nonlinear systems.
- Analyse systems of ODEs characterizing virus dynamics.
|Mathematical Biology I. An Introduction, 3rd Edition, J.D. Murray, Springer (2008)|
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Tom MacKay
Tel: (0131 6)50 5058
|Course secretary||Mrs Alison Fairgrieve
Tel: (0131 6)50 5045