Checking date: 10/06/2021

Course: 2021/2022

Machine Learning in Healthcare
Study: Bachelor in Data Science and Engineering (350)


Department assigned to the subject: Department of Signal and Communications Theory

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


CB1: That students have demonstrated to possess and understand knowledge in an area of ¿¿study that starts from the base of general secondary education, and is at a level that, although it is supported by advanced textbooks, also includes some aspects that imply knowledge from the forefront of your field of study. CB2: That students know how to apply their knowledge to their work or vocation in a professional way and possess the competencies that they usually demonstrate through the elaboration and defense of arguments and the resolution of problems within their area of ¿¿study. CB5: That students have developed those learning skills necessary to undertake further studies with a high degree of autonomy. CG4: Ability to solve technological, computer, mathematical and statistical problems that may arise in engineering and data science. CG5: Ability to solve mathematically formulated problems applied to various subjects, using numerical algorithms and computational techniques. CG6: Ability to synthesize the conclusions obtained from the analyzes carried out and present them clearly and convincingly both in writing and orally. CT1: Ability to communicate knowledge orally and in writing, before both specialized and non-specialized audiences. RA1 Have acquired advanced knowledge and proven an understanding of the theoretical and practical aspects and of the work methodology in the field of data science and engineering with a depth that reaches the forefront of knowledge RA2 Being able, through arguments or procedures elaborated and supported by themselves, to apply their knowledge, understanding of these and their problem-solving abilities in complex or professional and specialized work environments that require the use of creative and innovative ideas RA4 Be able to cope in complex situations or that require the development of new solutions both in the academic, labor or professional fields within their field of study; RA6 Be able to identify their own training needs in their field of study and work or professional environment and to organize their own learning with a high degree of autonomy in all kinds of contexts (structured or not).
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
This course aims to provide an overview of the application of machine learning techniques in different problems in healthcare. 1. Introduction to Machine Learning in Healthcare. 2. Smart Electronic Health Records. 3. Disease Identification and Diagnosis. 4. Personalized Medicine 5. Behavioral Characterization and Modification. 5. Drug Discovery. 6. Epidemic Outbreak Prediction.
Learning activities and methodology
AF1: THEORETICAL-PRACTICAL CLASSES. In them the knowledge that students must acquire will be presented. They will receive the class notes and will have basic reference texts to facilitate the follow-up of the classes and the development of the subsequent work. Exercises, practical problems will be solved by the student and workshops and an evaluation test will be carried out to acquire the necessary skills. AF2: Updated to allegation AF3: STUDENT INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP WORK. AF8: WORKSHOPS AND LABORATORIES. AF9: FINAL EXAM. In which the knowledge, skills and abilities acquired throughout the course will be assessed globally. MD1: THEORY CLASS. Lectures in class by the teacher with the support of computer and audiovisual media, in which the main concepts of the subject are developed and materials and bibliography are provided to complement the students' learning. MD2: PRACTICES. Resolution of practical cases, problems, etc. raised by the teacher individually or in a group. MD3: TUTORING. Individualized assistance (individual tutorials) or in groups (collective tutorials) to students by the teacher. MD6: LABORATORY PRACTICES. Applied / experimental teaching to workshops and laboratories under the supervision of a tutor.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 0
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 100
Calendar of Continuous assessment

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.