A Review of Modelling and Simulation Techniques in Medical Education

  • D. Ingram
  • C. J. Dickinson


The use of control systems models in medical education has been the subject of much experimentation over recent years. This has occurred in parallel with a progressively wider application of quantitative methods to the modelling and analysis of physiological systems and many of the teaching tools available today have arisen through research of this kind. Accurate clinical measurement itself has become much easier with the increasing availability of electronic instruments for both recording and processing of signals from transducers. Furthermore, analysis of processed signals has allowed more quantitative hypotheses concerning physiological mechanisms to achieve considerable precision. Thus many areas of research and practice in physiology and medicine have become dependent on quantitative methods and insights.


Medical Education Alveolar Ventilation Human Respiration Simulated Subject Decrease Lung Compliance 
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