# MA390 - Topics in Mathematical Biology

**Module code:**MA390**Module name:**Topics in Mathematical Biology**Department:**Mathematics Institute**Credit:**15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

## Module content and teaching

###### Principal aims

The course is split into 6 sections:Phase Plane Methods, Reaction Kinetics, Biological Waves, Multi-Species Waves, Animal coat patterns. Neural models for pattern formation/storage and recognition, to introduce ideas and techniques of mathematical modelling in biology.

###### Principal learning outcomes

To gain an insight into propagational phenomena in biology, using a variety of mathematical techniques: analysis of travelling wave solutions of PDEs and of standing wave solutions; establishing the existence of waves; computation of wave speeds; dynamical systems and phase plane analysis.

###### Departmental link

http://go.warwick.ac.uk/MA390/

###### Other essential notes

Prerequisites: Any one or more of MA235 Introduction to Mathematical Biology, MA240 Modelling Nature's Nonlinearity, MA250 Partial Differential Equations are recommended. Note that the second year is not essential.

## Module assessment

Assessment group | Assessment name | Percentage |
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15 CATS (Module code: MA390-15) | ||

B (Examination only) | 3 hour examination (April) | 100% |

## Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

###### Core

N/A

###### Optional Core

- Undergraduate Mathematics and Philosophy (GV17) - Year 3
- Undergraduate Mathematics and Philosophy with Specialism in Logic and Foundations (GV19) - Year 4

###### Optional

- Undergraduate Mathematics and Physics (BSc MMathPhys) (FG33) - Year 3
- Undergraduate Mathematics and Physics (BSc MMathPhys) (FG33) - Year 4
- Undergraduate Mathematics (BSc) (G100) - Year 3
- Undergraduate Mathematics with Intercalated Year (G101) - Year 4
- Undergraduate Mathematics (MMath) (G103) - Year 3
- Undergraduate Mathematics (MMath) (G103) - Year 4
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics (with Intercalated Year) (G105) - Year 3
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics (with Intercalated Year) (G105) - Year 4
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics (with Intercalated Year) (G105) - Year 5
- Undergraduate Mathematics (MMath) with Study in Europe (G106) - Year 3
- Undergraduate Mathematics (MMath) with Study in Europe (G106) - Year 4
- Undergraduate Mathematics and Statistics (BSc MMathStat) (G1G3) - Year 3
- Undergraduate Mathematics and Statistics (BSc MMathStat) (G1G3) - Year 4
- Postgraduate Taught Mathematics (G1P0) - Year 2
- Postgraduate Taught Mathematics (Diploma plus MSc) (G1PC) - Year 2
- Postgraduate Taught Interdisciplinary Mathematics (Diploma plus MSc) (G1PD) - Year 2
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (G300) - Year 3
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (G300) - Year 4
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (G30A) - Year 3
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (G30A) - Year 4
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (G30A) - Year 5
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (G30B) - Year 3
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (G30B) - Year 4
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (G30B) - Year 5
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (G30C) - Year 3
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (G30C) - Year 4
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (G30C) - Year 5
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (G30D) - Year 3
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (G30D) - Year 4
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (G30D) - Year 5
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (with Intercalated (G30E) - Year 3
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (with Intercalated (G30E) - Year 4
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (with Intercalated (G30E) - Year 5
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (with Intercalated (G30F) - Year 3
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (with Intercalated (G30F) - Year 4
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (with Intercalated (G30F) - Year 5
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (with Intercalated (G30G) - Year 3
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (with Intercalated (G30G) - Year 4
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (with Intercalated (G30G) - Year 5
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (with Intercalated (G30H) - Year 3
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (with Intercalated (G30H) - Year 4
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (with Intercalated (G30H) - Year 5
- Undergraduate Discrete Mathematics (G4G1) - Year 3
- Undergraduate Discrete Mathematics with Intercalated Year (G4G2) - Year 4
- Undergraduate Discrete Mathematics (G4G3) - Year 3
- Undergraduate Mathematics and Physics (BSc) (GF13) - Year 3
- Undergraduate Mathematics and Physics (with Intercalated Year) (GF14) - Year 4
- Undergraduate Mathematics and Statistics (BSc) (GG14) - Year 3
- Undergraduate Mathematics and Statistics (with Intercalated Year) (GG17) - Year 4
- Undergraduate Mathematics and Economics (GL11) - Year 3
- Undergraduate Mathematics and Economics (with Intercalated Year) (GL12) - Year 4
- Undergraduate Mathematics and Philosophy with Specialism in Logic and Foundations (GV19) - Year 3
- Undergraduate Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (Y602) - Year 3
- Undergraduate Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics,Economics (with Intercalated Year) (Y603) - Year 4