AI in Health

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Course Description

  • Course Name

    AI in Health

  • Host University

    Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

  • Location

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • Area of Study

    Information Technologies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

    6
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    COURSE OBJECTIVE
    The aim of the course is to make the students familiar with a number of Artificial Intelligence techniques (Knowledge and Understanding) and how they can be applied to the medical field (Applying Knowledge and Understanding, Making Judgments). Furthermore, students should have the capability to work in multi-disciplinary teams (AI-students and Health Sciences students), and to learn from each other different background and skills (Communication).

    COURSE CONTENT
    The course will be structured in three thematic modules. In each ofthese modules an AI technique will be introduced, and then applied in
    the medical field. Both the AI-technique and a medical topic have to be studied in a practical, hands on, way.
    In a nutshell, we plan to cover the topics:
    - medical ontologies (eg. SNOMED, MESH, UMLS, ICD10)
    - indicators for medical care (cost and quality of care)
    - modelling of clinical guidelines

    Beside these three modules there are a couple of guest lectures, for instance on natural language processing for medical texts, machine
    learning for finding predictors of diseases based on patient data.

    TEACHING METHODS
    There will be lectures and practical sessions, plus significant time for self-study and practical work.

    TYPE OF ASSESSMENT
    3 practical assignments

     

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