MATH406-17S1 (C) Semester One 2017

Mathematical Models in Biology

0.1250 EFTS
20 Feb 2017 - 25 Jun 2017


Mathematical Models in Biology

What's the best ay to find your keys? Why should children be vaccinated against measles? How does a bird's wing flapping frequency relate to its size? This course will try to answer these (and other) questions by using mathematical models to examine biological phenomena.

In achieving this we will study: deterministic and stochastic population dynamics, foraging theory, infectious disease spread, dimensional analysis, and asymptotic analysis.

A well-rounded selection of MATH300 courses and a familiarity with Maple or MATLAB (or equivalent) are useful pre-requisites to this course.

For a full list of Honours courses, please refer to the School of Mathematics and Statistics Honours Booklet Mathematics and Statistics Honours Booklet


Subject to approval of the Head of School.

Timetable 2017

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 11:00 - 12:00 Erskine 505 20 Feb - 9 Apr
1 May - 4 Jun
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 15:00 - 16:00 Erskine 505 20 Feb - 9 Apr
1 May - 4 Jun

Course Coordinators

Alex James and Phillip Wilson

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $932.00

International fee $3,950.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see Mathematics and Statistics.

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