Artificial Intelligence in Medicine


Professional Certificate (PCert)



Artificial intelligence (AI) is revolutionising the entire medical field, changing the way the data is used to make decisions and analysing big data. To stay competitive, universities and organizations need qualified clinical researchers with knowledge and understanding of AI and who use cutting-edge methods like machine learning algorithms and deep learning neural networks. This 4-week Professional Certificate (PCert) course is your gateway to unlocking the potential of AI in revolutionizing healthcare delivery, diagnosis, and treatment strategies. Whether you're a healthcare professional, researcher, or technology enthusiast, join us to explore how AI is reshaping the landscape of medicine, propelling us into a future where innovation meets patient-centered care. Dive into the world of artificial intelligence and understand its applications in transforming healthcare practices. Learn how AI is contributing to early detection and personalized treatment plans.


This course is designed to equip you with the knowledge you need to apply AI in medicine. Through the final module, you’ll gain the essential knowledge and expertise required to apply AI in medicine and clinical research. This course aims to provide knowledge of AI applications in medicine and healthcare.



Start Date: 31 May 2024

Duration: 1 month (4 weeks)

Delivery: Online

Workload: 4-6 hours per week

Fees: £199

Registration: Register here

Contact: Elisa Hampson



  • Develop a solid understanding of the basic principles and concepts of AI and how they apply to the field of medicine
  • Gain insights into the various AI technologies shaping the healthcare landscape, including machine learning
  • Recognize and navigate ethical considerations associated with the use of AI in medicine
  • Gain awareness of current and emerging trends in AI applications in medicine
  • Recognize the importance of lifelong learning and engage in continuous professional development



The online distance-learning delivery of the course will provide opportunities to receive expertise from the Cambridge Centre for Innovation and Development (CamCID) researchers, material from our partners, and guest lectures.


  • Module 1: Introduction to Artificial Intelligence: Gain a solid understanding of the foundations of AI, its evolution, and the historical milestones that have shaped this cutting-edge field. Whether you're a student, professional, or simply curious about AI, this course provides a concise and engaging overview. Understand the definition and fundamentals of AI. Explore the potential of AI within the context of research. Delve into the historical development of AI from its inception to the present day.


  • Module 2: AI and Machine Learning (ML): Understanding the concepts: Define AI and machine learning and understand their interconnected nature Explore how these technologies are reshaping industries. Examine practical applications of AI and ML across various industries. Learn about the main types of machine learning: supervised, reinforcement, and unsupervised learning.


  • Module 3: The ethics of AI in healthcare and medicine: Understand the ethical implications of AI-driven advancements in healthcare. Delve into the critical issues surrounding patient data privacy Examine strategies for safeguarding sensitive healthcare information in the age of AI. Explore the hierarchy of ethical and legal considerations. Gain the knowledge and insights needed to navigate the complex ethical landscape, ensuring that AI technologies in healthcare uphold principles of fairness, transparency, and patient-centric care.


  • Module 4: The applications of AI in medicine: Discover the groundbreaking potential of AI in revolutionizing the field of medicine, with a specific focus on cancer diagnosis, treatment, and research. Explore the specific applications of AI in cancer care and treatment. Explore the latest applications of AI in medicine and cancer research performed in international universities. Explore cutting-edge developments in AI and their potential impact on the future of cancer care through research studies.

Entry Requirements


  • This course starts with a beginner level and progresses towards the mid-levels. However, prior programming knowledge is NOT required.
  • This course is designed for all levels of students (Undergraduate students, Master's degree students, or Ph.D.).
  • All our online courses are taught in English. Therefore, you must have good English language skills.

Certificate of Completion


After completing all the modules of this programme, you will be provided with an e-certificate of completion at Cambridge Centre for Innovation and Development (CamCID).

Design AND Delivery


This online programme is delivered on our virtual learning platform (Moodle). The programme is self-paced and it can be completed on your schedule within programme's duration. The programme includes recorded lectures, templates, learning material, ebooks, and research-based tasks. It is designed by the CamCID Research Team and Guest Lecturers (faculty members from international universities).

May include additional material from our partners.

Fees and Funding


UK and International: £199 (including electronic certificate).