Halmstad University

Halmstad University adds value, drives innovation and prepares people and society for the future. The University has from the start been characterised as forward-thinking and collaborative and offers popular and reality-based education programmes. The research is profiled within two focus areas: Health Innovation and Smart Cities and Communities. The School of Information Technology (ITE) is a strong research and education environment, with focus on smart technology and its applications. Students and researchers are working with everything from AI and information driven care to autonomous vehicles, social robotics and digital design.

Smart Healthcare with Applications

The course is part of the programme MAISTR ( where participants can take the entire programme or individual courses. The course is for professionals and is held online in English. Application is open as long as there is a possibility of admission. The courses qualify for credits and are free of charge for participants who are citizens of any EU or EEA country, or Switzerland, or are permanent residents in Sweden. More information can be found at About the course Smart Healthcare with Applications, 4 credits Who is this course for?The course suits you with any Bachelor’s degree (equivalent of 180 Swedish credit points / ECTS credits at an accredited university) who have an interest in applying Artificial Intelligence (specifically Machine Learning) to healthcare. Leadership/management experience in health-related organization/industry OR a Bachelor degree in computer science is advantageous. What will you learn from this course?Healthcare as a sector together with other health-related sources of data (municipalities, home sensors, etc.), is now in a place and can take advantage of what data science, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and machine learning (ML) have to offer. Information-driven care has the potential to build smart solutions based on the collected health data in order to achieve a holistic fact-based picture of healthcare, from an individual to system perspective. This course aims to provide a general introduction to information-driven care, challenges, applications, and opportunities. Students will get introduced to artificial intelligence and machine learning in specific, as well as some use cases of information-driven care, and gain practice on how a real-world evidence project within information-driven care is investigated. What is the format for this course?Instruction type: The lectures, announcements, and assignments of this course will be fully online via a learning management system and presented in English. Each lecture is delivered through a video conference tool with a set of presentation slides displayed online during each class session. Online practical labs (pre-written Python notebooks) are also provided in the lectures.