Machine Learning Applications for Health Care

Course Overview

This course will explore the application of machine learning (ML) to the health care setting. ML is a field of computer science that trains computers to recognize patterns in complex data sets and formulate predictions based upon designed algorithms. ML can be used to predict hospital readmission, identify patients who may develop hospital acquired infections, and support diagnostic reasoning for clinicians. The course will explore various ML methods to design algorithms for solving common clinical problems. In addition, students will gain a basic understanding of how ML methods can learn from data to find underlying patterns useful for prediction, classification, clustering, and exploratory data analysis.


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