Modelling of Biological Systems, 6 credits (NBID31)

Modelling of Biological Systems, 6 hp

Main field of study

Biology

Level

Second cycle

Course type

Programme course

Examiner

Anna Eklöf

Director of studies or equivalent

Agneta Johansson

Available for exchange students

Yes
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus VOF
6MECO Ecology and the Environment, Master's Programme 1 (Autumn 2017) 2 3+4 English Linköping o
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - French (Specialization Biotechnical Engineering) 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 3+4 English Linköping o
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - French 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 3+4 English Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - Japanese (Specialization Biotechnical Engineering) 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 3+4 English Linköping o
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - Japanese 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 3+4 English Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - Spanish (Specialization Biotechnical Engineering) 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 3+4 English Linköping o
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - Spanish 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 3+4 English Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - German (Specialization Biotechnical Engineering) 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 3+4 English Linköping o
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - German 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 3+4 English Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - Chinese (Specialization Biotechnical Engineering) 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 3+4 English Linköping o
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - Chinese 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 3+4 English Linköping v
6CIII Industrial Engineering and Management, M Sc in Engineering 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 3+4 English Linköping v
6CIII Industrial Engineering and Management, M Sc in Engineering (Specialization Biotechnical Engineering) 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 3+4 English Linköping o

Main field of study

Biology

Course level

Second cycle

Advancement level

A1X

Course offered for

  • Ecology and the Environment, Master's Programme
  • Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering and Management, M Sc in Engineering

Entry requirements

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.

Prerequisites

120 ECTS including NBID53 or TFBI23 or equivalent.

Intended learning outcomes

To use basic knowledge of models for applied and theoretical problems in ecology. To use the three stages (i) formulate and construct a mathematical model from verbal description of known experimental relations, (ii) mathematicallly analyse and apply a model, and (iii) interprete and evaluate the mathematical analysis in the context of the experimental knowledge.

Course content

Basic R programming. Discrete and continuous models. Deterministic and stochastic models. Modern presentation techniques.

Teaching and working methods

Lectures, seminars, and projects.

Examination

UPG1AssignmentsU, G4 credits
UPG2ProjectU, G2 credits

Grades given are Fail or Pass.

Grades

Two-grade scale, U, G

Department

Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi

Director of Studies or equivalent

Agneta Johansson

Examiner

Anna Eklöf

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 48 h
Recommended self-study hours: 112 h

Course literature

Mooney och Swift, 1999: A Course in Mathematical Modeling.
Mooney och Swift, 1999: A Course in Mathematical Modeling.
UPG1 Assignments U, G 4 credits
UPG2 Project U, G 2 credits

Grades given are Fail or Pass.

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