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Modelling the Dynamics of Living Systems

  • Number of credits 7.5 credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Starting Autumn Term 2022

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Here you will find everything you need to know before the course starts.

About the course

This course is intended for students from physics or the life sciences who want to understand living systems with models and simulations. If you are physics student, you have a strong background in  computational physics, which you have used to solve problems in statistical mechanics, solid state physics, electromagnetism and so on. But these skills can extend far beyond traditional physics. If you on the other hand come from the life sciences, you have scientific training in biology, biotechnology, or medicine.  If you integrate that training with modelling and simulation skills, you have a unique competence to address biological problems in new ways. In this course, we will study a collection of models and methods to describe gene regulatory networks, geographic epidemic spreading, species competition, and much more. Apart from giving a deeper understanding of these problems, the models can inspire and help you to craft new ones in future challenges. Moreover, as this this course targets students with diverse educational backgrounds, it will help bridge interdisciplinary communication between students from different fields within the natural sciences. Overcoming this is crucial in industry as well as in research.

Application and eligibility

Modelling the Dynamics of Living Systems, 7.5 credits

Det finns inga tidigare terminer för kursen Autumn Term 2022 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen

Starts

29 August 2022

Ends

31 October 2022

Study location

Umeå

Language

English

Type of studies

Daytime, 50%

Required Knowledge

At least 150 credits at a science programme or at a science programme in engineering including One-Dimensional Calculus 1, One-Dimensional Calculus 2, Linear Algebra, Differential Equations and Introductory programming or equivalent. Swedish for basic eligibility for higher education programmes and English A/5. Requirements for Swedish only apply if the course is held in Swedish. Entry requirements

Selection

Academic credits Applicants in some programs at Umeå University have guaranteed admission to this course. The number of places for a single course may therefore be limited.

Application code

UMU-53017

Application

Application deadline was 19 April 2022. The application period is closed.

Application and tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

Application fee

SEK 900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK 17,850

Total fee

SEK 17,850

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Course is given by
Department of Physics
Contactperson for the course is:
Ludvig Lizana