Modeling and simulation provide practitioners in the medical and health sciences the capability to better understand the fundamental aspects of healthcare, such as human behavior, human systems, medical treatment, and medical education. Using mathematical models and computer simulations to explore various applications, Modeling and Simulation in the Medical and Health Sciences encourages developers and users to share expertise, requirements, and criticisms while recognizing limitations and expectations regarding model development and simulation design.
Providing a theoretical foundation while also illustrating modern examples, the book features three parts:
Fundamentals of Medical and Health Sciences Modeling and Simulation introduces the concepts and terminology that serve as a foundation for the subsequent topics of discussion and describes three distinct modes of modeling and simulation: live, where people employ real equipment for training purposes; constructive, where simulated people and equipment augment real–world conditions for training or experimentation; and virtual, where people employ simulated equipment to improve physical skills and decision–making ability
Medical and Health Sciences Models details the link between two models:computational models as they are associated with the constructive mode, and physical models as they are used from a virtual mode perspective
Modeling and Simulation Applications in Medical and Health Sciences focuses on teaching, training, and research applications in medical and health sciences modeling and simulation research, including disease modeling, humans as models, and human systems modeling; and medical and health sciences modeling and simulation education in robotics, training, and patient care
Contributions from leading researchers in the field encourage readers to understand the human system and the fundamental aspects of healthcare. Real–world research is incorporated throughout, and the book′s numerous figures are available in color on an FTP site.
Modeling and Simulation in the Medical and Health Sciences is an excellent reference for professionals who would like to further their understanding of the theory and applications of modeling and simulation in the medical and health sciences. The book also serves as an insightful resource for graduate–level courses on the development of medical modeling and simulation.
Part One Fundamentals of Medical and Health Sciences Modeling and Simulation.
1 Introduction to Modeling and Simulation in the Medical and Health Sciences (Catherine M. Banks).
2 The Practice of Modeling and Simulation: Tools of the Trade (John A. Sokolowski).
Part Two. Modeling for the Medical and Health Sciences.
3 Mathematical Models of Tumor Growth and Wound Healing (John A. Adam).
4 Physical Modeling (Stacie I. Ringleb).
Part Three. Modeling and Simulation Applications.
5 Humans as Models (C. Donald Combs).
6 Modeling the Human System (Mohammed Ferdjallah and Gyu Tae Kim).
7 Robotics (Richard Lee).
8 Training (Paul E. Phrampus).
9 Patient Care (Eugene Santos Jr, Joseph Rosen, Keum Joo Kim, Fei Yu, Dequing Li, Elizabeth Jacob, Lindsay Katona).
10 Future of Modeling and Simulation in the Medical and Health Sciences (Richard M. Satava).
Catherine M. Banks, PhD, is Research Associate Professor at VMASC. She is the coeditor of Principles of Modeling and Simulation: A Multidisciplinary Approach and Modeling and Simulation Fundamentals: Theoretical Underpinnings and Practical Domains and the coauthor of Modeling and Simulation for Analyzing Global Events.