MATH6781 Biomathematics

MATH6781 is a Mathematics course that is offered at Undergraduate 3rd year level, Honours and Postgraduate Coursework level. See the course overview below.

Units of credit: 6

Prerequisites:  For Undergraduate students - 12 units of credit in Level 2 Mathematics courses including:- MATH2120 or MATH2121 or MATH2130 or MATH2221 , OR both MATH2019 and MATH2089, OR both MATH2069 and MATH2099

For Postgraduate students - students must be enrolled in a Master program. Permission from the Postgraduate Co-ordinator may be required to enrol in this course.

Excluded: MATH2280 and MATH2281

Cycle of offering: Course offered yearly in semester 2.

Graduate attributes: The course will enhance your research, inquiry and analytical thinking abilities.

More information: This recent course handout (pdf) contains information about course objectives, assessment, course materials and the syllabus. 

The Online Handbook entry contains up-to-date timetabling information.

If you are currently enrolled in MATH6781, you can log into UNSW Moodle for this course.

Course Overview

Introduction to mathematical modelling and data analysis for biological and biomedical systems. Examples include: the formation of animal coat patterns, the spread of diseases through the community, the interaction between pathogens and the immune system of the body, the growth of tumours, nerve cell signalling, population dynamics, pharmacokinetics and bacterial growth. The emphasis in this course is on the development of the governing model equations and on computer simulations of the model equations rather than on mathematical methods for solving the model equations.