Mathematics of infectious diseases, fall 2015
- First lecture: Friday 4 September
Teaching schedule and syllabus
Weeks 36-42 and 44-50, Monday and Friday 10-12 in room B322.
The detailed program (including presentations and homework exercises) is given in the syllabus and in the (both are updated as the course proceeds).
Written exam with problems similar to the exercises of the textbook. You may use one A4 paper of your own notes ("cheat sheet") in the final exam. The final grade is a combination of the exam grade (with weight 2/3) and course activity (presentations, exercises, end-chapter quick tests (no cheat sheet!); with weight 1/3).
First exam: 14 December 2015 (Monday) 10.15-13.00 in B120
Second exam: 1 February (Monday) 9.15-12.00 in C129 (note change of room!)
O. Diekmann, H. Heesterbeek and T. Britton: Mathematical Tools for Understanding Infectious Disease Dynamics. Princeton University Press, 2012; ISBN-10: 0691155399.
The course will cover the following chapters of the textbook: chapters 1-9, 12 (with the exception of 8.2, but with added material on the evolution of pathogens). See the table of contents of the book.
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