Course syllabus

Fysiologiska modeller och beräkningar
Physiological Models and Computations

FRTF01, 5 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2016/17
Decided by: Education Board B
Date of Decision: 2016-03-29

General Information

Main field: Technology.
Compulsory for: BME3
Elective for: Pi4
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English


The aim of the course is to introduce important concepts, notions and methods in physiological modeling and computations including quantitative comparisons with physiological och medical measurements and phenomena. Explanation of physiological control using balance equations, dynamical systems, principles of feedback and adaptation.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must


Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: Written exam. Four hand-in exercises and one project.

Code: 0114. Name: Physiological Models and Computations.
Credits: 4. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Passed exam
Code: 0214. Name: Hand-In 1.
Credits: 0. Grading scale: UG.
Code: 0314. Name: Hand-In 2.
Credits: 0. Grading scale: UG.
Code: 0414. Name: Hand-In 3.
Credits: 0. Grading scale: UG.
Code: 0514. Name: Hand-In 4.
Credits: 0. Grading scale: UG.
Code: 0614. Name: Project.
Credits: 1. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Written report and oral presentation


Required prior knowledge: FMAA01 Calculus in One Variable, FMA420 Linear Algebra, TEK015 Human Physiology (or TEK171 Quantitative Human Physiology) and ETI265 Signal Processing in Multimedia.
The number of participants is limited to: No

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Prof Rolf Johansson,
Director of studies: Prof Karl-Erik Årzén,
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