Exam in Advanced Physiological Modelling


MSc Programme of Biomedical Engineering - Restricted elective in the Technological Specialization

MSc Quantitative Biology and Disease Modelling - Restricted elective in the Technological Specialization

7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Written assignment, -
Oral examination, 30 min.
Oral exam includes a presentation of the project on the basis of the written report and discussion of biological, mathematical, and computational aspects of the project.
Without aids
Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
No external censorship
One internal examiner
Criteria for exam assessment

In order to obtain the grade 12, the student must demonstrate the following abilities at a sufficient level:


  • Explain physiology and regulatory mechanisms related to normal and pathological conditions
  • Understand mathematical/physics concepts underlying modeling approach
  • Understand computational algorithms behind scripts related to biosimulations
  • Understand assumptions and simplifications needed to build a reliable model
  • Understand dynamical/statistical features of the model and their relevance to certain pathological conditions



  • Review of scientific literature on physiological modeling and related data analysis, critically assess the use of methods and obtained results
  • Discuss reproducibility and comparability of relevant computational models and approaches
  • Perform theoretical and computational analysis of dynamical patterns of physiological models and reveal parameters responsible for pathological conditions
  • Optimize/develop computation algorithms to perform biosimulations
  • Convey results into a scientifically written report and a Power Point presentation

Single subject courses (day)

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Project work
  • 24
  • Exam
  • 1
  • English
  • 25