Biomedical Sciences 2001
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On Tuesday, the students started the day by finishing the malaria model they had started the day before. Kismet walked them through a complete, correct model. In this process, the students realized that there were different ways to make the model and still incorporate all the mathematics; some students only had sick and healthy people, while some had sick, healthy and recovered. Students found that the models, however, still did essentially the same thing. The rest of the morning provided the students with more practice with STELLATM, this time with pharmacokinetics models. First, students modeled basic absorption and disposition of oral drugs. The Chronic Oral Dosing model also gave the students a chance to use some of the more advanced interfaces of STELLATM. Then, the class received a case study on a model that looked at the different metabolic rates of a drug when it is taken orally versus through an IV. They looked at the study until lunch time.

After lunch, Robert Gotwals (Bob2) talked to the class about Scientific Visualization. After showing the class some data from a STELLATM model through scientific visualization, he handed the floor over to Kim who talked about cardiovascular physiology. Using just starting values and equations, the students made a Windkessel model of a heart, measuring the effects of resistance and compliance on blood pressure.