AI & Mental Health Care: Practical Opportunities for Clinical Implementation

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AI & Mental Health Care: Practical Opportunities for Clinical Implementation:
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Credential(s) Earned: Certificate


Program Length: 4 weeks (Wednesday 5 - 7 pm EST)


Start Date: May 31, 2023


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


Application Deadline: May 24, 2023


Program Code: AIMH110


Description

As part of the Accelerating the Adoption of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare project, the AI and Mental Health Care: Practical Opportunities for Clinical Implementation aims to support practicing clinicians as they prepare for implementation of AI into their practices. The program will provide clinicians with an overview of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in healthcare environments, data and risk management considerations, communicating AI opportunities, and change management strategies.  Content will be provided online through pre-readings and pre-work, virtual class sessions, and post-work.

Have a question? Email: acceleratingai@michener.ca.

Who is This Program Intended For?

This program is intended for clinicians and administrators in the field of mental health and addictions.

Program Outline

The AI and Mental Health Care: Practical Opportunities for Clinical Implementation is delivered in English and designed for mental health and addiction clinicians and administrators. The program equips healthcare professionals with a working knowledge of AI and foundational skills, enabling them to participate in discussions about AI and implementation projects. No previous knowledge of AI is required.

Through this certificate program, you will:

  • Describe the basics of AI and machine learning in mental health and addictions care to understand the opportunities for adopting AI.
  • Analyze challenges of AI implementation and change management in mental health and addictions care to propose effective strategies.
  • Evaluate ethical considerations and apply approaches to address issues of equity, privacy, and data security in AI implementation in the field of mental health and addictions.
  • Reflect on practical case scenarios in mental health and addictions care to identify issues to AI implementation within your clinical settings.

Course Format

This program is one (1) course that is made up of four (4) weeks. Each week contains learning objectives, course reading materials, pre-work and post-work, 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.

Application Process

To apply for this program, complete the application form . You will need to provide the following:

  • Contact information
  • Confirmation that you meet the admission requirements
  • Information about yourself including,
    • A statement of your motivation and goals (few sentences)
    • A statement of how you typically use data in your practice

After you apply, you will receive a decision email within one week.
Note: We may contact you regarding your application

Have a question? Email: acceleratingai@michener.ca.

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Application Deadlines

Application deadline: May 24, 2023
Registration deadline: May 30, 2023

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

Yes. The application deadline is the date and time by which applications for admission to the AI and Mental Health Care: Practical Opportunities for Clinical Implementation must be received by Michener’s Registrar’s Office.

The registration deadline is the date and time by which successful applicants must officially enroll 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?

Log in information for Blackboard will be emailed within five (5) business days of registration.

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

  • AI Foundations in Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy
    This immersive four (4)-week program is designed to transform the skillset of healthcare professionals by providing them with a working knowledge of AI and foundational skills in engaging with AI and data in the context of imaging practices in radiology and oncology.

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

Other Michener Programs

  • Special Topics in the Digital Revolution: The Road to Artificial Intelligence in Health Care 101
    Through this six (6)-week access course, anyone who is interested will learn about artificial intelligence in the Canada context, its effects on privacy and ethics in professional practices, and its impacts on educational and workplace environments.
  • Artificial Intelligence Fundamentals Course
    This 12-week online course provides an introduction to the discipline of artificial intelligence and will lay the groundwork for understanding AI. Starting with a brief history, it then discusses concepts and models required for learning how to apply AI with specific references to the healthcare environment.
  • Artificial Intelligence in Health Care Certificate Program
    Through this 15-month program, certified/regulated health care providers, IT professionals, and health care informatics professionals will acquire data science and analytic skills, learn how to implement AI solutions, and participate in creating an AI solution.
  • Digital Health and Data Analytics Advanced Diploma
    Through this two (2)-year program with practicums, professionals with a bachelor’s degree will develop a deep understanding of the key concepts, issues and challenges in digital health and data analytics, along with the ever-changing capabilities of AI and machine learning and the role they play in patient-driven healthcare and personalized medicine.

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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COVID Vaccine Requirement:

Proof of full vaccination will be required.

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