/MedTech: AI and Medical Robots

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Provided by: University of Leeds

Course Area: All areas

Course Type: Short Course

Start date: 20200928

Subjects: Artificial Intelligence, Human Computer Interactions, Machine Learning, Medical Technology, Product Design

Accredited by: The CPD Certification Service

Price: Free

Delivery Method: Online

Course overview

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.


This course can be started at any time after the advertised date and is available now.

Who is this course for

This course is appropriate for anyone interested in Robotics, AI and product design in the  MedTech sector.


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.

What will I learn

In this course you will:


  • Understand the history of AI and robotics in healthcare.
  • Explore the features of human-robot interaction.
  • Learn about human centred design and challenges when designing robots for use in healthcare settings.
  • Understand the regulatory bodies and frameworks within AI and robotics.
  • Discover the pathway and process of commercialising healthcare robots.
  • Get to know how robots are currently being used to assist patients.
  • Find out how robots can be used to assist clinicians.
  • Explore the future of robots in healthcare and whether it could result in a loss of human care.
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