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 reaction-diffusion and phase plane
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.