It was a nice course. Though it covers basics. A follow-up advanced specilization can be made. Overall, it's sufficient for beginner for an engineer trying to learn application of AI for medical field
Throughout this course, I was able to understand the different medical and deep learning terminology used. Definitely a good course to understand the basic of image classification and segmentation!
By Surya P S•
IMO this is the weakest course offered by deeplearning.ai. It feels something more our of a medium blog than a full course that someone should pay money for. The good news is that you can sign up for a 7 day free trial and finish it before 7 days are over, so you're not out of any money, just your time. What do you learn? Some new metrics that are specific to medicine (specificity, sensitivity) and the concept of class imbalance (prevalence). The code assignments are designed by someone who understands the concepts well but is unable to teach some of them well (I'm being super critical here, coming from the viewpoint of someone who might spend $49 for a month on this). At the end, I'm unsure what you can say you learned and if you can really demonstrate any concepts in a job interview at a healthcare (adjacent) job. There was some demonstration of segmentation, but a lot of it is really left up to the learner to experiment and learn from. You could talk about these things in a job interview, but a technical round would quickly discover that your knowledge is surface and not really in depth. My 2 cents (stars?). I apologize for being critical, but I've put 3 days into this course and not learned anything I couldn't have from a medium / towards data science blog. I do have higher expectations from courses coming from deeplearning.ai
By Roberto C•
Too basic, I felt I learnt almost nothing. There are a lot of nice techniques there (for example GradCam), but the exercises focused on implementation details instead of algorithm comprehension. Sincerely, explaining U-NET and segmentation in less than 20 minutes is quite ridicolous, in general it feels a really rushed course, nice if you can finish it for free, but not for long term learning.
It is marketed as a real data course, but actually noone of the problems of real data are actually presented, just quickly talked about in the videos. It feels really substandard compared to the others deeplearning.ai courses
The course is consisted of only 3 weeks which is very little for such a diverse and complex subject. Most exercises were trivial and the automatic grader was working very poorly which made me lose a lot of time thinking my solution was incorrect when it wasn't. Some exercises were poorly written.
By Jesus F B•
Introduction to the data and problem space in the programming exercises is useful, though there is a ton of boilerplate and a lot of the time will be spent messing around with Python volume manipulation, nothing really to do with medicine at all. Lectures are very brief and not very detailed. The waving tiny cursor is always a distraction. Apparently deeplearning.ai is embracing Slack instead of the discussion forums, which in my opinion is a significant downgrade. If you thought you had trouble finding information in the discussion threads before, you had no idea. It's just an unstructured mess. Also seems the mentors haven't really found their footing,yet. Most of their interaction seems to consist of "DM me your code" but not adding insight or enhancing the learning. Glad I finished the course during the 1 week free trial...it was worth it.
By Vitor R•
Hard to say this course teaches a lot of practical or useful topics on AI for Medical Diagnosis. Other than introducing the medical concepts of specificity and sensitivity, the remaining medically oriented topics (such as algos for processing medical images, in particular RMI 3d data) were just glanced over. Concepts such as ROC were poorly explained in practice (I reviewed the content multiple times and couldn't find the answer for the quizz questions, having to resort to research the topic outside the class materials), while spending a lot of time in video and exercises implementing our own U-net, using time that would have been better spend focusing on medical related AI practices.
By Robin G•
Perfect! I am a PhD student in neuroscience. I already made my master thesis in machine learning. Now my PhD thesis will also be in the field of AI in medicine. This course is great. It shares so many useful functions and food for thought for my own projects! Definitely not too easy but also not to difficult. Before taking this course make sure to have enough experience with python programming, some understanding of machine learning and best some understanding of typical problems in medicine research.
By Yashveer S•
This was a great practical course overall especially for deep learning models. I admire that proper metrics were used to evaluate the different models that were built into the assignment which is unique compared to other machine learning courses where the standard metric is used.
By Zeynep T•
Complex topics are explained in a simple and straight-forward manner. Really interesting real-life scenarios are used to keep the student interested throughout the whole course. 100% recommend it.
By Yogesh G•
The programming assignments are pretty engaging and well built as it analyzes MRI and x-rays, the lectures are also short and precise. As the course doesn't require any medical background , if you have general knowledge of machine learning and programming in python, this may be a exciting course for you to explore, learn and apply some wonderful examples of medical diagnosis using machine learning.
By Juan I C•
Really an outstanding course, very didactic and practical, and above all with cutting-edge material. It really takes you where it matters. It is highly recommended to introduce yourself to medical applications of artificial intelligence, and for anyone who wants to go deeper into artificial intelligence concepts. Thank you very much to the instructors. I really enjoyed it.
By John J•
A great review of how AI can be applied to the field of diagnostic medicine, with many of the practical issues that must be considered. Some prior experience with deep learning and using python and keras is advised, although the instructor(s) do all of the hard keras model development for you. I'm looking forward to the other courses in the specialization!
By Abhijeet V N•
Last assignment may be divided into two files... as it is becoming heavy to solve and even upload.
Rest is fine. Congratulation on designing such a pin pointed course in Medical Diagnosis
By Anindo S•
Excellent. Well structured for beginners, especially with the inclusion of evaluation metrics, methodology and their vast significance in the medical domain of AI.
By Dadhichi T•
It was great experience visiting deeplearning.ai course, kudos to the team! Really helpful and a must for AI learner!
By César S•
By Zeeshan A•
Thank you Pranav Rajpurkar and Andrew Ng for this amazing specialization! Thank you deeplearning.ai! Thank you Coursera!This specialization covers application of AI algorithms for: medical diagnosis of patients using chest X-Rays and 3D MRI brain images; prognosis of patients using survival models; and medical treatment recommendation models.The lectures were brief and comprehensive, the quizzes included toy problems to test the grasp over the mathematical formulas, and the assignments were simple and covered implementation of most of the concepts taught in the courses.
By Rahul N•
Pretty amazing course. The first-ever proper course on Medical Image Processing and modeling. Instructors do an amazing job in explaining the best practices which must be followed while dealing with medical data. Learning tasks like Classification & Segmentation, appropriate loss functions, and performance metrics are explained well. The lab module provides a solid hands-on for the concepts introduced in the theory session. A Highly recommended course and I'm thankful for the whole team for coming up with such solid content.
By eathiraj l•
I tried many courses before which were mostly like lengthy video lectures with no real-world implementations. But this course is exactly what we learners wanted to do. In this COVID lockdown. This course was really helpful for me to gain more knowledge about AI in medicine domain. I would like to thank Coursera for accepting my financial aid to help me get this one of my most valuable certificates. This course is really useful for people trying to move into AI in medicine like Bioinformatics and Healthcare informatics, etc.
By Felipe K•
The course is great. It covers a lot of important concepts and it teaches really well.
I would just comment on minor issues that I found. One is the Axial/Coronal planes when explaining the different MRI sequences in each channel.
The other one is the definition of precision and recall in one of the notebooks. It says they are sensitivity and specificity, but actually they are positive predictive value and sensitivity.
These minor issues in no way detract from the great course.
By Al C•
This course is really-very tough for a non-programmer. Took me back and forth, with my minimal python basics. Always good to attempt the mini-assignment to grasp the final assignment what it is asking for. So do not skip the mini-assignment. Also the AI in Medical Diagnosis (Diagnostics) is an eye-opening (at least for me). AI and medicine will be breakthrough in years to come. Thanks deeplearning.ai and contributors.
By Binit K P•
It was great learning curve and experience for me to have a knowledge and understanding of how AI can impact the Medical industries in near future. I really enjoyed the course content, quizzes and the programming assignments. Everything was designed in an easy and understandable way so that anyone can grab the shared knowledge. A lot thanks to the whole team associated in the smooth conduct of this course.
By Alexander D•
I knew it was going to be a difficult course, but its structure allowed me to follow along without too many issues! The assignments were fair and understandable, however, there were instances where I struggled a little bit (that might just be my own struggle...). Despite that, all in all a great course! I can now say with confidence that I am proficient (but not fluent) with TensorFlow.
By MD N I•
This course gave me a good amount of knowledge for a deep understanding of Ai in medical imaging Diagnosis and Segmentation. It gave me a good way to evaluate model performances. I am recommending everyone who wants to do furthermore analysis and work in AI in Medical Imaging. Thanks to every mentor and course creator for such an insightful course. Love you all guys.
Course concept good. In fact one of the first courses with direct practical application of AI.
This and other 2 courses expect beginners knowledge of deep learning hence newcomers may find it tough. However sorely miss in depth theory of U Net and other advanced Algorithms . Videos are crisp, smart but inadequate.
going to take the next 2 courses and complete them