MATH-UA 255 Mathematics in Medicine and Biology

4 points. Fall term only. Identical to BIOL-UA 255.

Course Description

Intended primarily for premedical students with interest and ability in mathematics. Topics of medical importance using mathematics as a tool: control of the heart, optimal principles in the lung, cell membranes, electrophysiology, countercurrent exchange in the kidney, acid-base balance, muscle, cardiac catheterization, computer diagnosis. Material from the physical sciences and mathematics is introduced as needed and developed within the course.


Students must earn grades of C or higher in the following two prerequisite courses:

  1. MATH-UA 121 Calculus I or MATH-UA 132 Math for Economics II
  2. BIOL-UA 11 Principles of Biology I or permission from the instructor

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