Academic year(s): 2017-2018
SCOTCAT credits : 15
ECTS credits : 7
Level : SCQF Level 10
This module will explore real world applications of mathematics to biological problems e.g. harvesting of fish stocks, host-parasitoid systems, predator-prey dynamics, molecular interactions. The mathematical techniques used in the modelling will be nonlinear difference equations and ordinary differential equations. The module will be useful to students who wish to specialise in Applied Mathematics in their degree programme.
Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass MT3504
Weekly contact: 2.5 lectures (weeks 1 - 10) and 1 tutorial (weeks 2 - 11).
Scheduled learning hours: 35
Guided independent study hours: 115
As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 90%, Coursework (Class Test) = 10%
As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 100%
Practical examinations : 0%
Re-assessment: Take-Home Examination = 100%
Module coordinator: Prof M A J Chaplain
Module teaching staff: Dr C Venkataraman