Department of Mathematical Sciences, Unit Catalogue 2011/12 

Credits:  6 
Level:  Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7) 
Period: 
Semester 2 
Assessment:  CW 100% 
Supplementary Assessment:  Likeforlike reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations) 
Requisites:  Before taking this unit you must take BB50165 
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. Skills: Reading scientific research papers (F); writing reports (T,A); critical analysis of reports and presentations (T, A); seminar presentations (F, A). Content: 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. 
Programme availability: 
MA50199 is Compulsory on the following programmes:Department of Mathematical Sciences
MA50199 is Optional on the following programmes:Programmes in Natural Sciences
