Course detail

Computer-Aided Medical Diagnostics

FEKT-NPDGAcad. year: 2015/2016

The use of artifficial intelligence in medicine. Computer-aided medical diagnostics (CAMD), its applications, design of CAMD systems, meaning and the use of knowledge. Principles of decision making in medicine, medical data, interpretation of diagnoses. Uncertainty in medical data, reasoning under uncertainty. Principles of fuzzy representation of uncertain information. Fuzzy logic for CAMD. Structure of expert systems, meaning of knowledge and facts, inference. Representation of medical knowledge. Programming of expert systems. Knowledge engineering, cooperation of a knowledge engineer and a medical expert.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Advanced knowledge in computer-aided medical diagnostics with particular emphasis to expert systems.


The subject knowledge on the Bachelor´s degree level is requested.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Giarratano, J., Riley, G.: Expert Systems. Principles and Programming. PWS-Publishing Company, Boston, 632 str., 1998. (EN)
Nguyen, H. T., Walker, E. A.: A First Course in Fuzzy Logic. CRC Press, 1997. (EN)
Krishnamoorthy, C. S., Rajeev, S.: Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems for Engineers. CRC Press, 1996. (EN)
Provazník, I., Kozumplík, J. Expertní systémy. Brno: VUTIUM, 1999. ISBN 8021414863 (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods depend on the type of course unit as specified in the article 7 of BUT Rules for Studies and Examinations.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Requirements for completion of a course are specified by a regulation issued by the lecturer responsible for the course and updated for every.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


The course should provide the student with the basic theoretical principles of computer-aided diagnostics in medicine using artifficial intelligence. Design of simple diagnostics systems used in medicine including their relation to therapeutic planning systems.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

The content and forms of instruction in the evaluated course are specified by a regulation issued by the lecturer responsible for the course and updated for every academic year.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme EEKR-MN Master's

    branch MN-BEI , 2. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, optional specialized

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Exercise in computer lab

13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer