Mathematical models and their applications in medicine

Pack, A.I. and Murray-Smith, D.J. (1972) Mathematical models and their applications in medicine. Scottish Medical Journal, 17, pp. 401-409.

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This paper emphasises the fact that mathematical modelling techniques have important applications in routine medical practice and medical education. It is argued that the development of mathematical models should be more closely linked to experimentation and that techniques based on computer simulation can extend the range of applicable models to models based on nonlinesr differential equations which are the largest class of models in biological work. Model have an important role in hypothesis testing and in the development of indirect methods for measuring physiological quantities. The important of model validation is stressed.

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:Mathematical model, computer simulation, model validation, hypothesis testing, models in medical education, parameter estimation and system identification, indirect measurement of physiological quantities
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Murray-Smith, Professor David
Authors: Pack, A.I., and Murray-Smith, D.J.
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics
Q Science > QP Physiology
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Systems Power and Energy
Journal Name:Scottish Medical Journal

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