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Department of Mathematical Sciences, Unit Catalogue 2010/11

MA50199: Topic review in mathematical biology

Click here for further information Credits: 6
Click here for further information Level: Masters
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Semester 2
Click here for further information Assessment: CW 100%
Click here for further informationSupplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Click here for further information Requisites: Before taking this unit you must take BB50165
Click here for further information Description: Aims:
To allow students to study a biological concept or system where mathematical modelling has made an important contribution.

Learning Outcomes:
Students will select a topic and, using supported self study materials they will
* Learn the key biological concepts underpinning the topic.
* Study some of the recent and/or seminal mathematical models which have been employed in the chosen biological system.
* Produce a summary review document to be used as a learning resource for peers.
* Engage in peer assessment of oral and written presentations.

Reading scientific research papers (F); writing reports (T,A); critical analysis of reports and presentations (T, A); seminar presentations (F, A).

This will vary but topics could be chosen from those studied in the Semester 1 unit Biology/Biochemistry for Mathematical Biologists or chosen independently by the student in agreement with the Director of Studies.
NB. Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.