AI for Healthcare: Equipping the Workforce for Digital Transformation
The University of Manchester
  • Start Date: 10 Feb, 2020
  • 5 weeks
  • Study Content: Videos

Learn how artificial intelligence is transforming healthcare, and how it could support the work of healthcare professionals.

Course Fee: Free
Certificate Cost: See Fees and Eligibility

Course Description

This course is made available through the eLearnAfrica and FutureLearn partnership.

Expand your digital skills and become a champion for ethical AI

Artificial intelligence is transforming healthcare systems around the world. From streamlining workflows to making more precise diagnoses, the benefits of AI for healthcare are numerous. But with those benefits come logistical, ethical, and financial challenges.

The University of Manchester has partnered with Health Education England to bring you this course exploring the issues and opportunities of AI in healthcare.

Over the five weeks of the course, you’ll look at a range of real-world examples of how AI is used in radiology, pathology, nursing, and other areas.

Understand the possibilities of AI for healthcare

The course will start by introducing the context of AI in healthcare.

You’ll learn what AI is, how it could benefit the healthcare sector, and who’s driving efforts to harness AI for public health.

Explore logistical and ethical challenges around data use and AI

After examining the potential uses of AI in healthcare, you’ll explore the challenges that come with them.

In Weeks 3 and 4, you’ll look at some potential problems and solutions relating to the use of data and AI in various areas of the healthcare sector.

Upskill and help build a digitally literate workforce

As well as an understanding of current AI technology, you’ll gain the digital skills you need to incorporate it into your own practice.

By the end of the course, you’ll be a digitally literate member of the healthcare workforce, ready to contribute to the future of health AI.

This course is designed for health and social care professionals in the UK. It will also be relevant to non-UK healthcare professionals who want to learn more about general issues, challenges, and opportunities surrounding the use of AI in all healthcare systems.

Finally, the course provides useful knowledge for anyone interested in emerging professional uses of AI. This may include clinical data scientists, medical software engineers, digital medicine specialists.

Certificate cost may vary. You will be redirected to the host page for cost and payment options.

The University of Manchester

Tracing its roots back to 1824, The University of Manchester is part of the prestigious Russell Group of universities and is highly respected across the globe as a centre of teaching excellence and innovative research, offering outstanding facilities and more than 1,000 degree programmes. With 25 Nobel Prize winners among its current and former staff and students, the University has a history of world firsts and brilliant discoveries, from splitting the atom to giving the world graphene.

Today there are three Nobel laureates at Manchester – more than at any other British university – and almost 38,000 students, making it the largest single-site university in the UK.

The University has three core goals: to undertake world-class research; to deliver an outstanding learning and student experience; and to be socially responsible in all its activities.


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