SMTK12022U  Advanced Physiological Modelling

Volume 2014/2015
Education
MSc Programme of Biomedical Engineering
Content

The objective is that students acquire a thorough overview of the existing knowledge and methods of modern medical research so that they may themselves initiate independent scientific projects at Master's Thesis level. The course consists of introductory presentations to biomedical scientific method including the composition of the scientific article and complex networks and advanced physiological modelling. Additionally, researchers will lecture on medico-technically relevant biological projects, and students will present and analyse current scientific articles which will be discussed in plenum. Subjects vary from one year to the next, but will typically include electrocardiographic time-series and vascular models.

Learning Outcome

At the end of the course, the student should be able to:

  • possess an advanced understanding of the character and dynamics of physiological models
  • construct a physiological model on the basis of given information and perform a simple analysis of data with a view to procuring new, previously unknown, knowledge about a physiological system
  • use Matlab programming related to advanced analysis of a dynamic problem
  • describe physiological time-series and study their dynamics
  • analyse a scientific article from the field of physiological modelling and/or time-series analysis and critically assess the used method and the results published
  • convey a physiological dynamic problem in a report and a PowerPoint presentation
Classes and lectures
Credit
10 ECTS
Type of assessment
Written assignment
Oral examination
Oral exam including a presentation of a project assignment and written critique of a project assignment prepared by others.
Exam registration requirements
Achieved course attestation in Course in Advanced Physiological Modelling by handing-in of project assignment and assessment/criticism of received assignment.
Aid
Without aids
Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
No external censorship
More than one internal examiner
Criteria for exam assesment

To achieve the maximum grade of 12, the student shall be able to:

  • possess an advanced understanding of the character and dynamics of physiological models
  • construct a physiological model on the basis of given information and perform a simple analysis of data with a view to procuring new, previously unknown, knowledge about a physiological system
  • use Matlab programming related to advanced analysis of a dynamic problem
  • describe physiological time-series and study their dynamics
  • analyse a scientific article from the field of physiological modelling and/or time-series analysis and critically assess the used method and the results published
  • convey a physiological dynamic problem in a report and a PowerPoint presentation
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Lectures
  • 39
  • Project work
  • 80
  • Preparation
  • 155
  • Exam
  • 1
  • Total
  • 275