eXplainable Artificial Intelligence in healthcare Management (xAIM)

The importance of artificial intelligence (AI) is increasing worldwide. Its potential is also becoming more and more apparent with regard to the challenges in the healthcare sector.

It is therefore extremely important to address the lack of digital skills in this area by training qualified healthcare professionals in the field of AI and computer scientists in the field of healthcare.

With our new master's program, we want to address this issue.

Our xAIM online master's program aims to create an interdisciplinary environment where students are trained to work at the intersection of Data Science, AI and Healthcare. Students will learn the fundamentals of Machine Learning and Data Science so that they can handle and analyse large, heterogeneous and complex datasets representative of the healthcare sector. Concepts from the health sector are taught to further their understanding and to enable them to interpret the data and results. The entire program will put a strong focus on the current state of the art and possible future AI applications in healthcare, as an important goal of the master's program is to provide practical knowledge and the ability to apply the acquired skills. To complete the curriculum, there will be a strong emphasis on ethical and social implications of AI applications.

One of the two following: Additionally, each applicant has to provide evidence of:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Biomedicine, Life Sciences, Health Care or a closely related subject, alternatively graduation in medicine
  • Knowledge of the English language at a level no lower than level B2 of the CEF (Common European Framework)
  • Bachelor’s degree in Data Science, Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Economics, Management or a closely related subject

The master's program consists of three semesters, of which the first two include three compulsory courses each and a selection of electives. The third semester is dedicated to writing the master's thesis and internship.

The language of instruction is English. The individual courses are covered by the faculties of the participating universities. More details on the courses are available in the Syllabus.

Mandatory Courses Elective Courses

Data Driven Healthcare
(AI)
Participants acquire the basic skills to understand and manage biomedical data, including electronic acquisition, storage and exploration using statistical methods.

Introduction to Data Science
(AI)
In theory and through practical exercises, participants acquire knowledge in data science, techniques of data mining and data clustering and more.

Trustworthy AI
(Ethical and Legal Considerations)
Participants learn how to quantitatively assess trustworthiness of AI in practice.

Coding in Python
(AI)

Text Mining
(AI)

Introduction to Healthcare Management
(Healthcare and Management)

Advanced AI Assessment
(Healthcare and Management)

Mandatory Courses Elective Courses

Transforming Healthcare
(Healthcare and Management)
Participants gain knowledge of healthcare challenges at different levels of analysis as well as of transformation strategies to address these challenges using the potential of AI.

AI and Healthcare Workforce
(Healthcare and Management)
Participants learn about the challenges of the healthcare workforce and the relationship between clinicians and patients when adopting AI devices.

Z-Inspection®: A Process to assess trustworthy AI in Practice
(Ethical and Legal Considerations)
Participants learn how to assess trustworthiness of AI systems for healthcare using socio-technical scenarios.

Computer Vision and Deep Learning
(AI)

Advanced Topics in AI
(AI)

AutoML
(AI)

Information Ethics and Legal Aspects
(Ethical and Legal Considerations)