Computational Modeling of Physiological Systems

Language of Instruction




Goals and Objectives

  • Technical competence: Understanding the physics of the functioning of human tissue in the perspective of different disciplines, mathematical modelling
  • Methodological competence: Implementation of Maxwell’s equations in understanding the underlying phenomena of tissue functioning, implementation of numerical methods to solve the problems
  • Social and self competencies: cooperative learning, independence and personal responsibility
  • General learning and working techniques, self-organisation


No prerequisites

Course Content

  • Introduction to Maxwell's equations and human anatomy
  • Modelling of conduction in cardiac and neural tissues
  • Modelling of force developments in myocytes
  • Mechanical modelling of tissue
  • Electrical modelling of tissue
  • Introduction to Finite Difference and Finite Element Methods
  • Introduction to Multiphysics Modelling
  • Modelling of electrical, mechanical and transport processes using case studies

Grading Policy

Written exam


Rideout, Vincent C. Mathematical and computer modeling of physiological systems. Englewood Cliffs, NJ:Prentice Hall, 1991