Medical informatics, also known as health information technology or health IT, is experiencing a period of rapid growth fueled by the federal government’s push for universal adoption of electronic health records. The health IT minor teaches students with a computing background how to develop and maintain software systems in the health care field. One year of object-oriented programming and an introductory database course are required prerequisites. Five required courses give students the skills they need to design and develop computing systems for the health care environment.
Notes about this minor:
- Posting of the minor on the student's academic transcript requires a minimum GPA of 2.0 in the minor.
- Notations may appear in the curriculum chart below outlining pre-requisites, co-requisites, and other curriculum requirements (see footnotes).
|ISTE-120||Computer Problem Solving: Information Domain I*|
|ISTE-121||Computer Problem Solving: Information Domain II*|
|ISTE-230||Introduction to Database and Data Modeling|
|ISTE-330||Database Connectivity and Access|
|MEDI-130||Computers in Medicine|
|MEDI-320||Medical Database Architectures|
|MEDI-330||The Electronic Health Record|
|MEDI-430||Medical Application Integration|
* Students may fulfill this prerequisite with one year of computer programming in an object-oriented programming language.