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Artificial Intelligence in Medical Imaging

What to expect from this program?

The main objectives of the Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Medical Imaging is to equip Medical Doctors (MDs) with the necessary skills to take a leading role in the AI-driven transformation of medicine. The course program was developed for medical professionals and provides them with the necessary knowledge and skills to translate medical problems to data science problems. By working on an AI project of their own, the participants will know the fundamental concepts of Artificial Intelligence and can thus judge the feasibility and adequacy of proposed AI solutions.


The program addresses MDs that are active in areas where image and video analysis are integral parts or that are interested in the application of artificial intelligence in medical imaging and diagnosis.


Compatibility between Studies and Professional Occupation
All study programs are conceptualized as extra-occupational programs that can be reconciled with the usual professional work. The study program includes a blended learning concept which means that remote e-learning will be complemented by concept lectures, peer learning and interactive discussions with experts.
Having only a limited number of in-class courses allows for large flexibility while at the same time permitting participants to profit from the experts’ expertise.

Program Plan

The study program is highly modular and uses a blended learning approach which means that remote e-learning will be complemented by concept lectures, peer learning and interactive discussions with experts. The program is composed of the following modules:

  • Symposium: Artificial Intelligence in Medical Imaging (public)
  • M1 – Artificial Intelligence Project
  • M2 – Prerequisites for Statistics and Programming (e-learning)
  • M3 – Fundamentals in Artificial Intelligence
  • M4 – Applied Artificial Intelligence in Medical Imaging
  • M5 – Applications of Artificial Intelligence
  • M6 – Legal and Ethical Challenges

Dr. Benedikt Wiestler

Dept. of Neuroradiology, TUM University Hospital


As a neuroradiologist and researcher, I consider Deep Learning an essential future technology. The CAS program focuses on both the basics of AI as well as several hands-on exercises, including an individual thesis project, under the guidance of renowned researchers in the field. It was therefore very appealing to me. The introduction to fast AI and different application examples was something I enjoyed in particular. I can wholeheartedly recommend this course to anybody interested in AI.


Start and Duration
The study program starts in September each year (date to be announced) and is designed for a minimum of 2 semesters.

The study program consists of 6 modules, with altogether 12 days on-site courses supplemented with e-learning elements. The overall study time is approximately between 375 to 450 working hours and credited with 15 ECTS.


In-class courses are held at the Swiss Institute for Translational and Entrepreneurial Medicine, sitem-insel, in Bern, Switzerland.


The course language is English.


Admission Requirements
The admission requirements are those of the University of Bern. Required is a completed study program in medicine, professional experiences as a medical doctor and basic knowledge in the handling of medical image data sets. Admission “sur Dossier” by the study commission is possible.


The study program “Artificial Intelligence in Medical Imaging” is jointly organized with Inselspital, the Bern University Hospital. Faculty includes professionals from research and development, from industry, as well as medical practitioners.

A Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Artificial Intelligence in Medical Imaging is awarded by the University of Bern upon successful completion of the program.


The following fee apply:

CAS CHF 9’800. –


Registration and Contact
Places available but limited.

Please download and fill out the registration form (see downloads section) and email it to 
Phone: +41 31 664 6400

Participants will be registered at the University of Bern.


Further Information
For further questions about the study program, please contact:

Prof. Dr. Juergen Burger, Director sitem-insel School

Dr. Pascale Anderle, deputy Director and program coordinator

Jennifer Fischer, administration and communication