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Taipei Medical University

Artificial Intelligence (AI) In Healthcare: Opportunities and Challenges

Taipei Medical University via FutureLearn


Discover the uses of AI in healthcare

Artificial intelligence (AI) has been a major development in healthcare. With the availability of vast amounts of health data, and the increasing possibilities of data analytics, understanding AI has never been more important.

On this four-week course, you’ll consider why we need AI in healthcare as you delve into the different ways it can help improve healthcare systems.

Through this exploration, you’ll examine both the benefits and drawbacks of using AI in healthcare to learn how we can overcome the challenges this technology presents.

Delve into the history and opportunities of AI for healthcare

You’ll start by exploring the history of AI to understand how this technology has expanded into different areas of our lives.

This will help you identify the opportunities for artificial intelligence in healthcare such as helping to fight imprecision and making medical decisions.

Understand key AI challenges

Next, you’ll delve into the applications of AI in healthcare to gain an introduction to the challenges it presents.

You’ll unpack the problems with AI, such as data privacy and ethical concerns, and discover the techniques you can use to navigate these issues.

Explore the applications of AI and IOT in healthcare

Finally, you’ll look to the future of using AI in healthcare as you explore technology such as augmented and virtual reality.

You’ll also explore the issue of healthcare internet of things (HIoT) dehumanising healthcare and how we might navigate this.

By the end of the course, you’ll have the knowledge of the applications of AI in healthcare as well as the benefits and problems this presents.

This course is designed for anyone who wants to understand artificial intelligence and its application in healthcare. It will be particularly relevant for those with some existing knowledge of healthcare, especially students, researchers and healthcare professionals.


  • Why do we need Artificial Intelligence in healthcare?
    • Welcome to the Course
    • Introduction to AI for Healthcare and key challenges
    • Decoding Large Language Models
  • Opportunities of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare
    • AI algorithms and AI usage in healthcare
    • Opportunities of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare
  • The Problem With AI: machines are learning, but can they understand?
    • Re-inforcement Learning in Healthcare: Opportunities and Challenges
    • Deep learning in healthcare system
    • AI in Healthcare: Data Privacy and Ethics Concerns
  • Are we moving towards dehumanizing healthcare?
    • Application of Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality
    • Will Healthcare Internet of Things (HIoT) dehumanize healthcare?
    • Assessment Time

Taught by

Shabbir Syed-Abdul


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