Biomathematics 1

A.Y. 2019/2020
Overall hours
Learning objectives
Learn some basic tools in the mathematical modeling of Biological systems and processes, with special attention towards population dynamics and evolution.
Expected learning outcomes
The student will learn how to model simple biological systems and processes.
Course syllabus and organization

Unique edition

Lesson period
First semester
Course syllabus
1. Population dynamics
2. Mathematical epidemiology
3. Evolution
4. Mathematical aspects of Evolution
5. DNA
Prerequisites for admission
Courses from B.Sc. program; in particular, material covered in "Fisica Matematica 1"
Teaching methods
G. Gaeta, "Modelli Matematici in Biologia"
N. Britton, "Essential Mathematical Biology"
J. Murray, "Mathematical Biology"

Lecture Notes
Assessement methods and criteria
The final examination consists of three parts: a written exam, an oral exam and a lab exam.

- During the written exam, the student must solve some exercises in the format of open-ended and/or short answer questions, with the aim of assessing the student's ability to solve problems in XXX. The duration of the written exam will be proportional to the number of exercises assigned, also taking into account the nature and complexity of the exercises themselves (however, the duration will not exceed three hours). In place of a single written exam given during the first examination session, the student may choose instead to take N midterm exams. The outcomes of these tests will be available in the SIFA service through the UNIMIA portal.
- The oral exam can be taken only if the written component has been successfully passed. In the oral exam, the student will be required to illustrate results presented during the course and will be required to solve problems regarding XXX in order to evaluate her/his knowledge and comprehension of the arguments covered as well as the capacity to apply them.
-The lab exam consists in developing a project, which will be assigned in advance by the professor. The project will be presented by the student during the oral exam. The lab portion of the final examination serves to assess the capability of the student to put a problem of XXX into context, find a solution and to give a report on the results obtained.

The complete final examination is passed if all three parts (written, oral, lab) are successfully passed. Final marks are given using the numerical range 0-30, and will be communicated immediately after the oral examination.
MAT/07 - MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS - University credits: 6
Lessons: 42 hours
Professor: Gaeta Giuseppe
on (e-mail) appointment
office in Dept. of Mathematics