MATH406-17S1 (C) Semester One 2017

Mathematical Models in Biology

15 points
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

Learning Outcomes


Subject to approval of the Head of School.

Course Coordinators

Alex James and Phillip Wilson

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $932.00

* 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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