Course syllabus

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Data-driven Health

BMEN35, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2023/24
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering, LTH
Decided by: PLED BME
Date of Decision: 2023-04-13

General Information

Elective for: BME4-sbh, D4, E4-ss, F5, Pi4
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English


The course provides basic knowledge in the field of artificial intelligence and machine learning for applications in medicine and health. The course covers the chain from medical databases via algorithms to regulations and requirements for diagnostic software.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must


Areas covered are:

- Introduction of artificial intelligence in healthcare applications

- Overview of machine learning algorithms and methods

- How to choose ML methods for different applications

- How to select settings and optimize performance

- How to evaluate performance

- Regulatory, social, ethical and legal issues regarding artificial intelligence in medicine

-State-of-the-art AI that is applied to important medical fields such as ECG, neurology, biomedical imaging, heart sound, oncology, diabetes, etc.

Practical work:

- Introduction to Python / Jupyter / Colab (basics, linear algebra, plotting)

- Linear models

- Measurement values and visualization

- Trees and knn

- Ensemble methods

- Neural networks (shallow, MLP, introduction to Keras / Tensorflow)

- Deep Neural Networks (CNN)

- Deep Learning (LSTM / RNN)

Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: The grade is based on the exam in the end of the course.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.

Code: 0122. Name: Written Exam.
Credits: 6. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Written Examination.
Code: 0222. Name: Computer Assignments.
Credits: 1,5. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Computer assignments


Assumed prior knowledge: EITF75 Digital signal processing OR EITA50 Signal processing in multimedia OR EITF15, BMEF25 Digital signal processing - theory and applications OR BMEA05 Signals and systems OR EITG10 Systems, Signals and Discrete Transforms EDAA50 Programming, a first course OR EDAA45 Introduction to programming
The number of participants is limited to: No

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Martin Stridh,
Course coordinator: Christian Antfolk,
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