Medical Informatics is an interdisciplinary program which combines courses from Information Systems, Biology and Management. The program also provides a background in mathematics and science which is sufficient to allow students to go onto graduate school.  It is the study of how health data is collected, stored and communicated, how data is used for administration and clinical decision making and how computers and telecommunications can be applied to support those processes.

The areas of study in Medical Informatics are; Medical Records, Tele-monitoring, Expert Systems, Security, CT-MRI & PET scan data analysis and storage and Medical Sensors. The full four-year curriculum for the program is shown below.  Students who wish to enter the program as a transfer student are typically students with an A.S. degree Computer Science or Medical Informatics, and should have completed most or all of the courses, or their equivalents, in the first two years of the program as shown below.  In the case of all students, both four-year and transfer, a minimum of 128 credits is required for graduation.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
1st SemesterTerm Credits
R120 101 General Biology 4
MATH 138
General Calculus I
or Calculus for Business
3
CS 106 Roadmap to Computing Engineers 3
IT 120 Introduction to Network Technology 3
HUM 101 English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking I 3
ET 101 Introduction to Engineering Technology 0
FRSH SEM Freshman Seminar 0
 Term Credits16
2nd Semester
BME 111 Introduction to Physiology 3
CS 113 Introduction to Computer Science 3
HUM 102 English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking II 3
Select one of the following: 3
The Pre-Modern World  
The Modern World  
The Twentieth-Century World  
Technical Elective 1 3
Physical Education 1
 Term Credits16
Second Year
1st Semester
CS 115 Intro. to CS I in C++ 3
IT 201 Information Design Techniques 3
IT 220 Wireless Networks 3
ENG 200 Communicating in Organizations 3
EPS 202 Society, Technology, and the Environment (or Rutgers Equivalent:GUR Elective) 3
 Term Credits15
2nd Semester
IT 202 Internet and Applications 3
Technical Elective 2 3
MATH 305
Statistics for Technology
or Industrial Statistics
3
R920 201
Intro Sociology I
or Principles Of Psychology I
3
Select one of the following: 3
The Pre-Modern World  
The Modern World  
The Twentieth-Century World  
Physical Education 1
 Term Credits16
Third Year
1st Semester
CPT 325 Medical Informatics Technology 3
CPT 310 Computer Design Fundamentals for Computer Technology 3
CPT 330 Software Web Applications for Engineering Technology I 3
ENG 352 Technical Writing 3
MGMT 390 Principles of Management 3
 Term Credits15
2nd Semester
CPT 425 Medical Informatics Technology II 3
CPT 341 Visual Basic.NET for Engineering Technology 3
CPT 335 Networks Applications for Computer Technology I 3
MIT 326 Electronic Medical Record Design 3
IT 230 Computer and Network Security 3
 Term Credits15
Fourth Year
1st Semester
CPT 401 Senior Project 2
CS 431
Database System Design and Management
or Database Design Management and Applications
3
MIT 360 Introduction to Gerontology 3
IT 330
Computer Forensic
or Ethical Hacking for System Administrators
3
300 level HIST/Phil/STS 3
Technical Elective 3 3
 Term Credits17
2nd Semester
MIT 362 Geriatric Engineering I 3
Technical Elective 4 6
CPT 373 Web App Development for Mobile 3
Capstone Seminar in Humanities and Social Sciences (upper-level) GUR 3
Technical Elective 5 3
 Term Credits18
 Total Credits128

GUR Electives

Refer to the General University Requirement section of this catalog for further information on GUR electives.

Technical Electives

IT 220Wireless Networks3
IT 330Computer Forensic3
IT 331Privacy and Information Technology3
IT 332Digital Crime3
IT 430Ethical Hacking for System Administrators3
CS 434Advanced Database Systems3
CS 608Cryptography and Security3
CS 639Elec. Medical Records: Med Terminologies and Comp. Imp.3
R120 102General Biology4
R120 142Anatomy & Physiology4
1

The department recommends telecommunications management technology option majors take ENG 352 Technical Writing to fulfill this requirement. 

This curriculum represents the maximum number of credits per semester for which a student is advised to register.  A full-time credit load is 12 credits.  First-year students are placed in a curriculum that positions them for success which may result in additional time needed to complete curriculum requirements. Continuing students should consult with their academic advisor to determine the appropriate credit load.