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Medical Informatics Minor

Semester Requirements

Larry Hill, Minor Adviser
(585) 475-7064,

Please note: The minor in medical informatics is no longer accepting new students. This change will not affect currently matriculated students.

The field of medical informatics is also known as health information technology or health IT. This field is experiencing rapid growth fueled by the federal government’s push for universal adoption of electronic health records. The minor offers students the opportunity to learn about the health care field and enable them to apply their computing skills to the practice of medicine.

ISTE-120 Computer Problem Solving: Information Domain I
(or one semester of computer programming in an object-oriented programming language)

Required Courses:
MEDS-201 The Language of Medicine
MEDI-150 Introduction to Medical Informatics
MEDI-310 Developing Medical Applications
MEDI-245 Medical Informatics Seminar
MEDI-330 The Electronic Health Record
Plus one of the following:
   ISTE-230 Introduction to Database and Data Modeling
Any equivalent database course

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Quarter Curriculum - For Reference Only

Effective fall 2013, RIT will convert its academic calendar from quarters to semesters. The following content has been made available as reference only. Currently matriculated students who began their academic programs in quarters should consult their academic adviser for guidance and course selection.

The field of health information technology or medical informatics is beginning a period of rapid growth fueled by the federal government’s vision for universal adoption of electronic health records. As a result, a large number of jobs will be created in this field over the next decade. The availability of health data in electronic form will serve as the foundation for new and innovative IT applications. This minor will provide students with the opportunity to enhance and combine their knowledge of computing with knowledge of the medical field.

Required Courses:
4006-345 Medical Informatics Seminar
1026-301 Medical Terminology
4006-240 Introduction to Medical Informatics
4006-310 Developing Medical Applications*
4002-360 Introduction to Database and Data Modeling*
4006-410 The Electronic Health Record†

* A two-course programming sequence is a required prerequisite to these courses.

† Prerequisite: Introduction to Medical Informatics (4006-240).