# MATH-UA 255 Mathematics in Medicine and Biology

4 points. Offered in the fall. 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.

## Prerequisites

MATH-UA 121 Calculus I or MATH-UA 212 Math for Economics II (for Economics majors) and BIOL-UA 11 Principles of Biology I or permission of the instructor.