Introduction to Modeling in Physiology and Medicine


  • Claudio Cobelli, Department of Information Engineering, Universita di Padova, Italy
  • Ewart Carson, Centre for Health Informatics, City University, London, U.K.

This unified modeling textbook for students of biomedical engineering provides a complete course text on the foundations, theory and practice of modeling and simulation in physiology and medicine. It is dedicated to the needs of biomedical engineering and clinical students, supported by applied BME applications and examples.
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Graduate and senior undergraduate students of biomedical engineering; plus applied mathematics and related clinical students of physiology and medicine


Book information

  • Published: November 2007
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-160240-6

Table of Contents

Introduction; 2 Physiological Complexity and the Need for Models; 3 – Models and the Modeling Process; 4 – Modeling the Data; 5 – Modeling the System; 6 – Model Identification; 7 – Parametric Models – The Identifiability Problem; 8 – Parametric Models – The Estimation Problem; 9 – Non-parametric Models - Signal Estimation; 10 - Model Validation; 11 - Case Studies