MedTech: AI and Medical Robots

Online Course

Future Learn
MedTech: AI and Medical Robots

What is the course about?

MedTech: AI and Medical Robots
The course MedTech: AI and Medical Robots is an online class provided by University of Leeds through Future Learn. It may be possible to receive a verified certification or use the course to prepare for a degree.
Explore human robot interaction and enter the fascinating world of robotics and artificial intelligence in healthcare.
Course description
  • Learn how medical robots in healthcare are designed, regulated and used
  • 2 weeks
  • On this course, you will learn what robots are and explore human robot interaction (HRI) in healthcare. You will identify the challenges of designing robots for healthcare and look at what MedTech scientists are doing to solve them.
  • Using case studies, you will learn why regulations are essential for the safe use of robots and AI in healthcare, and understand the process of bringing a successful product to market.
  • You will also explore how artificial intelligence is used in surgical procedures, to improve precision diagnostics, in exoskeleton technology, and even for patient care.
  • Understanding the history of AI and robotics in healthcare.
  • Exploring the features of human-robot interaction.
  • Human centred design and challenges when designing robots for use in healthcare settings.
  • Regulatory bodies and frameworks within AI and robotics.
  • The pathway and process of commercialising healthcare robots.
  • How robots are currently being used to assist patients.
  • How robots can be used to assist clinicians.
  • Exploring the future of robots in healthcare and whether it could result in a loss of human care.
  • Discuss how AI and Robotic technologies could impact the nature of assisting individuals with healthcare complications.
  • Articulate the commercialisation and regulatory process of medical robotics in the US and UK.
  • Describe crucial problems of using AI and robotics in healthcare and how this is overcome.
  • Describe how assistive robots assist in the application for surgery and rehabilitation.
  • This course is appropriate for anyone interested in MedTech and product design.
  • The course will be of particular interest to undergraduate students studying engineering, product design, and disciplines related to healthcare, and professionals working in the healthcare sector in a medical capacity or as MedTech designers.
  • If you are interested in MedTech and robotics, join this course and discover the fascinating work taking place at the University of Leeds.
  • University of Leeds
  • As one of the UK’s largest research-based universities, the University of Leeds is a member of the prestigious Russell Group and a centre of excellence for teaching.

Prerequisites & Facts

MedTech: AI and Medical Robots

Course Topic

AI and Robotics, Healthcare & Medicine, IT & Computer Science, Medical Technology

University, College, Institution

University of Leeds

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Place of class

Online, self-paced (see curriculum for more information)



Degree & Cost

MedTech: AI and Medical Robots

To obtain a verified certificate from Future Learn / University of Leeds you have to finish this course or the latest version of it, if there is a new edition. The class may be free of charge, but there could be some cost to receive a verified certificate or to access the learning materials. The specifics of the course may have been changed, please consult the provider to get the latest quotes and news.
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School: University of Leeds
Topic: AI and Robotics, Healthcare & Medicine, IT & Computer Science, Medical Technology
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