Artificial Intelligence in Biomedical Research


Postgraduate Research and Teaching Certificate



Step into the future of biomedical innovation with our groundbreaking online programme. Dive into a meticulously crafted curriculum that demystifies the intricate synergy between AI and biomedical science. From understanding the fundamentals of machine learning in medicine to exploring laboratory skills in bioscience, our programme is designed to empower you with the knowledge needed to revolutionize the biomedical science field. Embark on a comprehensive journey through the realms of AI in Biomedical, covering everything from laboratory skills and diagnostic tools to AI in medicine. Our curriculum is designed to equip you with a nuanced understanding of how AI algorithms are reshaping the landscape of medicine and biomedical science, from the molecular level to patient care.


This Postgraduate Research and Teaching Certificate (PGRT) programme will equip you with knowledge of AI and machine learning in medicine, laying the groundwork for AI's transformative role in medicine. To stay competitive in the field of AI and biomedical research, universities and organizations need qualified AI experts with knowledge and understanding of AI who use cutting-edge laboratory methods. This 28-week (7-month) PGRT programme is designed to equip you with the knowledge you need to apply AI in biomedical research. It will train you to perform research in an international research environment. Through the virtual internship and Research Assistant work, you will gain the essential knowledge and skills required to participate in AI and biomedical research. This PGRT programme aims to provide knowledge of machine learning along with advances in AI in medicine. Upon successful completion of the programme, receive a prestigious certification that not only validates your expertise but also opens doors to opportunities in academia, research, and industry.



Start Date: 31 Jul 2024

Places: 03

Duration: 28 months (6-7 months)

Delivery: Online

Workload: 5-7 hours per week

Fees: £949

Registration: Register here

Contact: Elisa Hampson



  • Gain an understanding of AI in medicine and biomedical fundamentals
  • Learn key laboratory methods like ELISA, flow cytometry, and fluorescence microscopes.
  • Learn about the basics of machine learning
  • Develop skills in AI research and acquire skills to start postgraduate studies

  • Get teaching skills to grow your career in academia

  • Engage in research tasks related to AI in medicine



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.


  • Part 1: PCert - Artificial Intelligence in Medicine (4 modules): This 4-week PCert course is designed to demonstrate a solid understanding of the fundamental concepts, principles, and technologies related to artificial intelligence and machine learning in the context of medical applications. You will also learn about the history of AI and the components of machine learning.  Further details are mentioned on PCert - AI in Medicine page.


  • Part 2: PCert - Laboratory Skills in Bioscience (4 modules): This Professional Certificate (PCert) course will provide you with the knowledge and understanding of key laboratory methods like ELISA, flow cytometry, and fluorescence microscopes. Emphasis on understanding and implementing safety protocols in a bioscience laboratory. Learn the basics of cell culture, including cell line maintenance and aseptic handling. Overview of risk assessment, hazard communication, and emergency procedures. It also includes an introduction to aseptic techniques and microbiological practices. Further details are mentioned on PCert - Laboratory Skills in Bioscience page.


  • Part 3: Researchers Training Programme (4 weeks): This unique 4-week online training programme is designed to equip you with the knowledge you need to succeed in your career as a researcher in the AI field. Engage in research activities, exploring ethical challenges and making research presentations. Develop problem-solving skills to identify and address challenges related to academic research. Further details are mentioned on the Researchers Training Programme page.


  • Part 4: PCert - Teaching for Researchers (4 modules): This course will provide you with the knowledge of teaching in Higher Education. It will provide you with the skills to teach and design courses using the latest learning technologies. You’ll also learn about learning principles and teaching approaches. In the first two modules, you’ll develop your core teaching and educational skills including teaching and education in Higher Education and designing a course. In the last two modules, you will learn about the latest teaching and learning tools and how you design your blended-learning course in Higher Education. Further details are mentioned on the PCert - Teaching for Researcher page.


  • Part 5: Virtual Internship - Research Training (4 weeks): This 4 weeks of virtual training will provide you with research skills through research-based tasks and online guidance during the tasks. You will participate in research activities (tasks and analysis) and apply your knowledge of AI in medicine research. Develop critical thinking skills to work in an international research environment. You will engage in research skills development tasks to stay current with evolving technologies and applications in the field of AI in Biomedical Science. Further details are mentioned on the Research Training in AI in Medicine page.


  • Part 6: Research Assistant Position - Online Work (8 weeks): You will work in a voluntary role for 2 months as a Research Assistant at CamCID. It will provide you with further research skills and learning opportunities from other researchers and participate in research tasks. You will participate in online discussions and receive expert feedback on your research work. You will also participate in writing your research paper and receive further feedback to improve your content. You will have the opportunity to utilise your skills and knowledge of AI in medicine research. This part includes a live mentorship session by a UK academic and a senior researcher, which will provide you with an opportunity to receive career guidance and support during your training. Benefit from their wealth of knowledge, ask questions in real-time, and gain insights that textbooks simply can't provide. Learn from other professionals and researchers from other parts of the world through discussion and by analysing their research work, enriching your learning experience and expanding your horizons. This role will be non-paid/voluntary and virtual for 2 months to provide you with practical research experience.

Entry Requirements


  • This programme starts with a beginner level and progresses towards the mid and advanced levels.
  • This programme 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 parts of this programme, you will be provided with an e-certificate of completion and a virtual internship at Cambridge Centre for Innovation and Development (CamCID).

Career Opportunities


This programme is designed to aid professional development in the field of AI in biomedical research, enabling you to further your expertise within an existing career path or to change your career direction, for example, into an AI Researcher or doctoral researcher. Studying our programme can open up a wide range of career opportunities in both research and applied settings. Here are several career paths that individuals with expertise in this field may pursue:


  • AI Research Scientist/Researcher
  • Doctoral/PhD Researcher
  • Clinical Trial Coordinator
  • AI Expert
  • Biotechnology or Pharmaceutical Industry Scientist
  • AI in Biomedical Researcher
  • Research Assistant
  • Medical Affairs Specialist
  • Entrepreneur in Biotech Startups

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: £949 (including electronic certificate).