I'm currently doing an undergraduate in Biomathematics. It's our university's newest course and quite honestly is compiled in such a manner that could only be described as utter rubbish. It's confused between making this course pure math and Biochemistry. There are no subjects dedicated to it so I've gotten some textbooks together to work through.
Prerequisites: It is important that you have a strong knowledge in the fields of genetics and biochemistry and know how to access the necessary databases and use them. Bio-informatics is also important. Also be fluent in undergraduate calculus and know a programming language to use for the modelling process. If money is not a problem then Mathematica is king followed by Matlab. If you are looking for open source then use Python or Scicoslab package.
Now for the books:
Ordinary Differential Equation by Morris Tenebaum
Mathematical Modeling by Sandeep Banerjee
- Dynamic System Biology Modeling and Simulation by Joseph DiStefano
Be warned this book is very good and will get you to a very complete level of doing what you're supposed to be doing. Additional literature:
- Fundamentals of Systems biology by Markus W. Covert
These will get you to quite a good level in the industry. Oh, and find a good book for solving PDE's.