Medical Decision Support OpenCourseWare: MIT's Free Graduate Level Course on Medical Computer Applications

Published Jan 20, 2009

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The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) offers a free, graduate-level OpenCourseWare that explores the applications of artificial intelligence and other problem solving techniques to real-world healthcare scenarios. 'Medical Decision Support' will appeal to biomedical engineers, healthcare policy makers and graduate students who wish to obtain an enhanced ability to predict the potential outcomes of medical intervention.

Medical Decision Support: Course Specifics

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Medical Decision Support: Course Details

Professors Lucila Ohno-Machado and Staal Vinterbo of the Health Sciences Department at MIT teach 'Medical Decision Support.' The course presents the healthcare applications of artificial intelligence, decision analysis algorithms and predictive modeling technologies. In addition to the analysis of real-world case studies, the course encourages students to master the skills needed to solve the problems they will face in the workplace. This is done by teaching the essentials of data collection and analysis and problem solving techniques, including neural nets, classification trees and the ability to develop models for predicting the success or failure of a course of action. Success in this graduate-level course is dependent upon extensive knowledge of artificial intelligence and computer programming.

Course materials include lecture notes and examples of projects completed by former students of the course. If you're interested in taking this course, visit the medical decision support course page.

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