Name Cr Method of study Time Location Organiser
Mathematical methods in biology, Part 2 3 Cr Course 29.10.2019 - 27.1.2020
Mathematical methods in biology, Part 2 3 Cr Lecture Course 2.11.2017 - 15.12.2017



Learning outcomes

Basic probability theory; modelling probabilistic phenomena; the concept of hypothesis testing and the Bayesian approach


Period II of the academic year 2017-2018. If attendance is satisfactory, offered in period II every other year (2019 etc)


A highly practical introduction to mathematical concepts and methods applied in the life sciences. We learn mathematics through solving problems of biological interest, with emphasis on applicable skills and hands-on experience. The course is specifically tailored for biology students and assumes no background in mathematics. Part 2 contains the fundamentals of probability theory, providing tools for probabilistic models and future studies in statistics (hypothesis testing and Bayesian statistics).


Contact teaching; exercise classes; completion by written exam

Assessment practices and criteria

0-5, exam only

Relation to other study units

Replaces the former course 57382 Mathematical methods in biology, part 2, 3 cr.

Additional information

Teaching in English