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MT4552   Mathematical Biology 1

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF level 10

Semester: 2

Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students

Planned timetable: 9.00 am Mon (even weeks), Tue and Thu

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.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass MT3504

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 2.5 lectures (weeks 1 - 10) and 1 tutorial (weeks 2 - 11).

Scheduled learning hours: 35

Guided independent study hours: 115

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 90%, Coursework (Class Test) = 10%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 100%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 0%

Re-assessment: Take-Home Examination = 100%


Module teaching staff: Prof M Chaplain, Dr T Lorenzi