Machine Learning in Healthcare

Step into the world of Machine Learning for Healthcare with Western Sydney University’s Centre for Research in Mathematics (opens in a new window) and learn first-hand how this methodology can be applied to improve clinician and patient outcomes.

About the class

The field of Machine Learning is almost 70 years old but only in recent years has become a well-known topic outside of science fiction. With commercial successes in social media, computer games, finance, and advertising, Machine Learning now plays an increasingly important role in medicine and health care. For instance, it already is involved in inspecting and classifying medical images with high accuracy; analysing clinical measurements and detecting anomalies; and better predicting hospital length-of-stay.  And we can expect this involvement to grow. Advanced algorithms and data are the main ingredients of modern machine learning, and understanding their principles is key to harnessing the full potential of machine learning in the healthcare sector.

In this 3 hour workshop participants will be introduced to machine learning methodology by working through concrete examples of its application to diagnosis and detection.

Through real world case studies participants will:

  • Understand the fundamentals, applications and limits of Machine Learning;
  • Walk through the problem-solving process using the Machine Learning methodology; and
  • Identify opportunities for Machine Learning in a healthcare environment.

Preparation

Participants will be invited to bring potential problems from their work that may be amenable to machine learning, and a selection of these will be work shopped as model problems.

Workshop Details

Date:             Monday 2 December 2019

Time:              1pm - 4pm

Location:       Western Sydney University
Liverpool City Campus
Level 4 Room 02, 100 Macquarie Street, Liverpool NSW 2170

Cost (includes refreshments):
Standard rate: $350

Please register by 30 November 2019, via OneStop (opens in a new window).

Limited seats - Maximum 20 participants per workshop.

For more information please contact WesternXeD@westernsydney.edu.au or call 02 9678 7419.