Data Science in Clinical Practice

Course code
Course fee
Course Level
Advanced Master

Careful data curation and analyses are essential in developing machine learning algorithms, that may usefully contribute to solving problems encountered in routine healthcare. Nevertheless, many valuable contributions never transition from the computer to the bedside. Often implementation is never attempted, or they fail to get the relevant CE marking (or equivalent local standard), or their implementation fails to elicit the intended health benefit (failure due to lack of clinical utility).

The current courses focus on the latter and provides the foundation necessary to plan and conduct clinical evaluation of machine learning solutions to fairly assess their contribution to clinical practice. Specifically, using relevant case studies you will learn:

  • A short introduction on prognostication and machine learning
  • Field usability and feasibility analyses
  • Early clinical evaluation
  • Introduction to causal inference
  • Limitations of traditional RCTs and alternative designs for clinical evaluations
  • Critical considerations of front-end-development.

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This online course was created in partnership with the University Medical Center Utrecht as part of the DATAclinic Erasmus+ project.

Co-funded by the Erasmus+ ProgrammeUMC Utrecht

Course director
Dr. Floriaan Schmidt


Dr. Floriaan Schmidt

Target audience

Healthcare professionals

Aim of the course

More information will follow soon

Study load

  • 20-40 hours
  • Self-paced - 100% flexible
  • Study online anytime, anywhere
  • English


Course fee:
Fee covers
Course + course materials
Extra information about the fee

More information will follow soon on the DATAclinic website.

Contact details

Enroll for this online course via the DATAclinic website.

If you want to learn more about the DATAclinic programme, partners  and content, we direct you to the DATAclinic website. Do you have any questions about the contents, or do you require more information about the DATAclinic programme? Feel free to contact

The DATAclinic project will benefit medical research and patient care in Europe by improving knowledge and expertise of healthcare professionals to effectively collaborate and lead in an ethical, legally correct, secure way, data science activities and projects. Industrial partners are instrumental for healthcare professionals to further understand and appreciate the relevance of academic-industry collaborations to leverage existing healthcare data science and improve patient care.

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Application deadline: 
Registration deadline
31 December 2023