MA8002 - Applied Biomodellling for PhD Students


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral examination
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Muntlig 100/100

Course content

Students should attend the first lecture in ST2302 in the spring.
The course covers topics in stocastic population models or mathematical genetics.

Learning outcome

1. Knowledge.
The course is given for PhD students in Medicine and Biology. It deals with modeling of natural populations as stochastic processes. Multiplicative models. Stochastic growth rates. Environmental stochastic. Demographic stochastic. Density regulation. Diffusion processes. Stationary distributions. Quasi-stationary distributions. Extinction processes. Age structured populations. Applications in ecology and population genetics with emphasis on conservation of biodiversity.

2. Skills.
The students shall learn basic population dynamics and study different applications of probability theory in this field. The problems dealt with will be related to modern research in ecology and conservation biology based on stochastic modeling.

3. Competence.
The students should be able to participate in joint researches and scientific discussions on international level, be able to learn new topics related to population biology and apply mathematical methods in biological studies.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and guided self-study.

Course materials

Will be announced at the start of the semester.

More on the course

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

Language of instruction: -

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Biology
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Mathematical Sciences


Examination arrangement: Oral examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Muntlig 100/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Muntlig 100/100
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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