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MA50199: Topic review in mathematical biology

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2013/4
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Mathematical Sciences
Further information on credits Credits: 6
Further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment: CW 100%
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: Before taking this unit you must take BB50165
Further information on descriptions 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.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

MA50199 is Optional on the following programmes:

Programmes in Natural Sciences
  • UXXX-AFM01 : MSci (hons) Natural Sciences (Full-time) - Year 4
  • UXXX-AKM02 : MSci (hons) Natural Sciences with Professional Placement (Full-time with Thick Sandwich Placement) - Year 5
  • UXXX-AAM02 : MSci (hons) Natural Sciences with Study Year Abroad (Full-time with Study Year Abroad) - Year 5

* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2013/4 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2014/15 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2013/14.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.