AI Foundations for Medical Imaging & Radiation Therapy

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AI Foundations for Medical Imaging & Radiation Therapy:
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Credential(s) Earned: Certificate

Program Length: 4 weeks

Start Date: May 16, 2023

Tuition: Funded by the Future Skills Centre during the granting period (September 2023)

Application Deadline: May 12, 2023

Program Code: AIMR110


As part of the Accelerating the Adoption of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare project, the AI Foundations for Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy Course aims to support practicing clinicians in Canada as they engage in, prepare for, and contribute to AI-enabled practice in their fields. Content will be provided online through pre-readings and virtual class sessions.

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Who is This Program Intended For?

This course is intended for physicians, nurses, medical radiation technologists, and physicists in medical imaging and radiation therapy.

Course Outline

The AI Foundations for Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy Course is delivered in English and is designed to provide a working knowledge of AI and foundational skills in engaging with AI and data in practice. It is designed to help practicing clinicians in Canada be actively involved in conversations about AI and related development and implementation projects. No previous knowledge of AI is required.

Through this certificate course, you will:

  • Appreciate the principles of digital representation, computer vision, and deep learning in the context of related imaging workflows in radiology and oncology
  • Navigate the requirements of a clinical project from conception to segmentation, training, optimization, and deployment
  • Leverage learnings from relevant projects to address data governance, validation, stakeholder buy-in, vendor and interprofessional collaborations, and other development and implementation considerations in other clinical AI initiatives

Course Format

This program is one (1) course that is made up of four (4) weeks. Each week contains learning objectives, course reading materials, and a virtual class session. You are encouraged to identify your own learning needs and go beyond the material provided each week through additional resources. Following the first two (2) weeks of common foundational content, learners will be invited to select from two (2) concurrent sessions for each of the final two (2) weeks, with one focusing on medical imaging cases and the other on radiation therapy cases.

Course Dates: May 16, 25, 30 & June 6
Time: 4:00 to 6:00 pm EST

Application Process

To register for this program, complete the application form . As there are limited seats for this cohort, you will receive a confirmation of registration starting in May.

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Application Deadlines

Application deadline: May 12, 2023
Registration deadline: May 15, 2023

Is there a difference between the application deadline and the registration deadline?

Yes. The application deadline is the date and time by which applications for admission to the AI Foundations for Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy must be received by Michener’s Registrar’s Office.

The registration deadline is the date and time by which successful applicants must officially enrol in the program and pay the relevant course fees. You will be advised of the registration deadline in your offer of admission.

When will I gain access to the program?

Course details will be emailed within five (5) business days of registration.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a course fee?

No, there is no fee for the course. The course is sponsored by the grant funder Future Skills Canada (in English and French) during the granting period until September 2023.

Will the class sessions be recorded?

The class sessions will be recorded; however, we strongly encourage attendance to get the most out of the course. Please note there may also be instances where we need to pause and subsequently resume the recording during class.

Related Programs

Additional Accelerating AI in Healthcare Project Programs

These programs are sponsored by the Future Skills Centre during the granting period (September 2023).

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Accelerating the Adoption of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare is funded by the Government of Canada’s Future Skills Centre. Le projet est financé par le Centre des Compétences futures du gouvernement du Canada.

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