Teaching
At the University of Bath we run a
number of
mathematical biology courses for undergraduates
on mathematics, biology and natural science programmes. We
also run an MSc in Modern
Applications of Mathematics, which includes a mathematical
biology stream. This programme provides training in some of the
advanced
modelling methodology, analytic and numerical techniques commonly used
in mathematical
biology.

Undergraduate
courses for
mathematicians
MA30047
Mathematical Biology 1
This unit introduces problems arising in
population biology that can be
tackled using nonlinear ordinary differential equations and difference
equations. Both mathematical modelling and mathematical analysis are be
covered, with the interplay between the mathematics and the biology
emphasised throughout.
MA30063
Mathematical Biology 2
This unit follows on from Mathematical
Biology 1, introducing the
construction and analysis of partial differential equations models to
study biological systems.
MA40197 Advanced Mathematical Biology
This unit introduces modelling
techniques for problems in ecology,
evolution and epidemiology developed through recent and ongoing
research.
MA40198
Applied Statistical Inference
This unit introduces the application of statstical methods to simple
but real nonlinear systems such as insect pest populations, chemostat
dynamics, pharmacokinetic systems and biological growth
models.
MA30128/MA40195
Project
Members of staff in the CMB are often
interested
in supervising undergraduate projects. Get in touch
with
a member of
staff whose research is in the area that interests you.

Undergraduate courses for
biologists
MA20201
Modelling the Dynamics of Life 1 This unit introduces the basic
principles of
mathematical modelling in biology. Fundamental mathematical techniques
are reviewed and developed, with motivation coming from a wide range of
biological contexts throughout the course.
MA20202
Modelling the Dynamics of Life 2 This unit follows on from Modelling the Dynamics
of Life 1. More advanced mathematical and modelling techniques are
developed and applied to a range of biological problems.
MSc in Modern Applicatons of
Mathematics
The MSc is a one year full time
programme focused on interdisciplinary applications of mathematics.
Core taught units provide training in mathematical methods,
mathematical modelling, scientific computation and other applied
techniques. The mathematical biology stream combines this
with units
in biology and
biochemistry, training in research methods and an individual
research project. Students will be members of the CMB and a typical
project is supervised jointly by staff in the Departments of
Mathematical Sciences and Biology and Biochemistry.
