Study Abroad at UCL


Mathematical Modelling in Biomedicine

Key Information

Module code
Subject area
Infection and Immunity
Level 3 (FHEQ 6) modules (More information about module levels)
Credit value
4 (US), 7.5 (ECTS), 15 (FHEQ)
Spring Term

Module overview

This module aims to expose the student to the range of applications of mathematical models in biomedicine, through a series of seminars by experts. Examples will cover mathematical models operating at widely different time and distance scales, ranging from models of molecular structure, enzyme and receptor kinetics, cellular and organ imaging, neuronal processing and brain function, genomics, epidemiology and evolution.

Students will learn to understand the main approaches to representing biological and medical processes by mathematical models (e.g. deterministic versus stochastic, mechanistic versus statistical), by a guided in depth study of primary literature in this field. Students will also have an opportunity to do some modelling themselves, and to become familiar with how to conceptualise, develop and implement a biological model using a high level computer programing language.

Module structure:
The module consists of lectures and tutorials on Wednesdays 11:00 – 13:00 and Fridays 9:00 – 11:00.