Aims: To introduce some areas of the biological sciences in which
mathematics has a significant contribution to make, in order to model
and understand a wide variety of biological phenomena.
Objectives: By the end of this module, students should be able to:
a) model, with understanding, a selected group of biological phenomena,
b) study phenomena described by reactiondiffusion and phase plane
techniques,
c) study the mechanics of proteins and DNA, and the
dynamics of cell membranes by means of statistical mechanics,
d) study the modelling of T cell activation and T cell repertoire
maintenance by means of random variables and continuous time Markov
chains Methods of teaching.
