This course is discontinued

INF9610 – Mathematical modelling in medicine

Schedule, syllabus and examination date

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Course content

Some selected mathematical models of physiological processes will be presented. Cell physiology and signal propagation in nerves and myocardial tissue will be emphasized. Models for the electrical and mechanical properties of the heart is given special attention.

Learning outcome

To give an understanding of some basic models from medicine and thereby lay a foundation for further studies in mathematical physiology.


PhD candidates from the University of Oslo should apply for classes and register for examinations through Studentweb.

If a course has limited intake capacity, priority will be given to PhD candidates who follow an individual education plan where this particular course is included. Some national researchers’ schools may have specific rules for ranking applicants for courses with limited intake capacity.

PhD candidates who have been admitted to another higher education institution must apply for a position as a visiting student within a given deadline.


Formal prerequisite knowledge

No formal prerequisites

Recommended previous knowledge

Knowledge of partial differential equations is helpful.

Overlapping courses

10 credits overlap with INF5610 – Mathematical modeling in medicine (discontinued)


Two hours per week.
You must complete and pass mandatory assignments in order to take the exam.


Oral examination.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. Read more about the grading system.

Explanations and appeals

Resit an examination

Students who can document a valid reason for absence from the regular examination are offered a postponed examination at the beginning of the next semester.

Re-scheduled examinations are not offered to students who withdraw during, or did not pass the original examination.

Facts about this course






Every autumn


Every autumn

Teaching language

Norwegian (English on request)