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Mathematics for metabolic modelling

University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Language course is: English
Focus: Math/Statistics
Target audience education / assumed knowledge: Undergraduate degree - biology
Educational certification/accreditation status: The University of Manchester
Professional certification/accreditation status: None
Degree Offered: 15 credits towards a Masters degree (3-6 mths)

Key characteristics of program:
The course is delivered using a virtual learning environment called Moodle. This allows you to navigate and search through course notes, protocols, practicals and references to useful texts and URLs. The course notes provide background information, as web pages. Teaching and learning are then focussed around tutor-supported individual and group exercises.
Program Goals:
This course aims to ensure that the successful student has an understanding of the core mathematical concepts and techniques used in mathematical modelling of biological systems; is able to express in mathematical terms simple representations of a biological system, manipulate and develop simplifying approximations of those representations in order to gain insight into the behaviour of the mathematical model and hence the real biological system; has a basic understanding of how parameters within a mathematical model are inferred from or fitted to experimental data, and the basic issues and pitfalls of model fitting.

It is designed to prepare participants for our core modelling course in ’Computational simulation and analysis of biochemical networks’.

Additional Information
Year Program Established: 1998
Course/tuition costs: 975 GBP
Scholarships/assistanceships may be available: No

Average number of applicants per year: Unknown
Average number of applicants accepted per year: Unknown
Average number of incoming students per year: 0
Average number of graduates per year: 0

Program URL: http://octette.cs.man.ac.uk/bioinformatics/index.html
Contact Person: Heather Vincent ( [javascript protected email address])

Last updated: Jul 21, 2013

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