Fundamentals of Machine Learning for Healthcare


Stanford School of Medicine


Fundamentals of Machine Learning for Healthcare


Machine learning and artificial intelligence hold the potential to transform healthcare and open up a world of incredible promise. But we will never realize the potential of these technologies unless all stakeholders have basic competencies in both healthcare and machine learning concepts and principles. 

This course will introduce the fundamental concepts and principles of machine learning as it applies to medicine and healthcare. We will explore machine learning approaches, medical use cases, metrics unique to healthcare, as well as best practices for designing, building, and evaluating machine learning applications in healthcare.

The course will empower those with non-engineering backgrounds in healthcare, health policy, pharmaceutical development, as well as data science with the knowledge to critically evaluate and use these technologies.

You will learn 

  • Ethical use of machine learning technology in healthcare
  • Best practices for development and deployment of machine learning systems in healthcare
  • Common challenges and pitfalls in developing machine learning applications for healthcare


This course is part of the AI in Healthcare Specialization and part of a monthly subscription of $79.

Dates and Duration

Original Release Date: 08/10/2020
Expiration Date: 08/10/2023
Estimated Time to Complete: 11 hours
CME Credits Offered: 11.00

The Stanford University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Stanford University School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 11.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Stanford University School of Medicine adheres to ACCME Criteria, Standards and Policies regarding industry support of continuing medical education.  There are no relevant financial relationships with ACCME-defined commercial interests for anyone who was in control of the content of this activity.

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Delivery Option:
Online Course $79.00

This course may not currently be available to learners in some states and territories.