Medical Informatics Technology
Administered By: Department of Engineering Technology, (973) 596-3228, email:

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Chair Ronald H. Rockland
Coordinator David J. Lubliner

       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 130 credits is required for graduation.

Medical Informatics Technology(MIT) 130 credits 9
Medical Informatics Technology(MIT) (130 credits)

FRESHMAN YEAR (30 credits)

First Semester: (15 credits)

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.

  BME 105Introduction to Human Physiology I (2-0-2)
  Math 138General Calculus I (3-0-3)
  CS 106Roadmap to Computing Engineers (3-0-3)
  CS 110Introduction to Computer Science IA (3-0-3)
  HUM 101English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking I (3-0-3)
  ET 101Introduction to Engineering Technology (0-2-1)
  Frsh SemFreshman Seminar (1-0-0)
2nd Semester: (15 credits) bme106,cs111,it120,hum102,{Hum211|Hum212|Hist213},{Phys Ed;Physical Education;0-1-1}
  BME 106Introduction to Human Physiology II (1-0-1)
  CS 111Introduction to Computer Science IB (3-0-3)
  IT 120Introduction to Network Technology (3-3-3)
  HUM 102English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking II (3-0-3)
 HUM 211The Pre-Modern World (3-0-3) or
 HUM 212The Modern World (3-0-3) or
 Hist 213 The Twentieth-Century World (3-0-3)
  Phys Ed (Physical Education) (0-1-1) 


First Semester: (15 credits)

cs115,cs115a,it120,it201,eng200,{Elective;HSS 202 or Rutgers Equivalent:GUR;3-0-3},{Elective;Technical;2-2-3}
  CS 115Intro. to CS I in C++ (3-0-3)
  CS 115AComputer Science I Lab/C++ (0-1.5-0)
  IT 120Introduction to Network Technology (3-3-3)
  IT 201Information Design Techniques (3-0-3)
  Eng 200Communicating in Organizations (3-0-3)
  Elective (HSS 202 or Rutgers Equivalent:GUR) (3-0-3) 
  Elective (Technical) (2-2-3) 
2nd Semester: (17 credits) it202,is431,math305,econ201,{hum211|hum212|hist213},{Elective;Technical;2-2-3}
  IT 202Internet and Applications (3-0-3)
  IS 431Database Design, Management and Applications (3-0-3)
  Math 305Statistics for Technology (3-0-3)
  Econ 201Economics (3-0-3)
 HUM 211The Pre-Modern World (3-0-3) or
 HUM 212The Modern World (3-0-3) or
 Hist 213 The Twentieth-Century World (3-0-3)
  Elective (Technical) (2-2-3) 

Junior and Senior Years at NJIT (65-67 credits)

JUNIOR YEAR (36 Credits)

First Semester:

  CPT 325Medical Informatics Technology (3-0-3)
  CPT 310Computer Design Fundamentals for Computer Technology (2-2-3)
  CPT 330Software Web Applications for Engineering Technology I (2-2-3)
  Eng 352Technical Writing (3-0-3)
 Hist 379History of Medicine (3-0-3) or
 Hist 380History of Public Health (3-0-3)
  MIS 245Introduction to Management Information Systems (3-0-3)

Second Semester:

  CPT 425Medical Informatics Technology II (2-2-3)
  CPT 341Visual Basic.NET for Engineering Technology (2-2-3)
  CPT 335Networks Applications for Computer Technology I (2-2-3)
  Math 305Statistics for Technology (3-0-3)
  IT 230 Computer and Network Security (3-0-3)
 MNET 414Industrial Cost Analysis (3-0-3) or
 MIS 246Tools and Technologies for the Digital Firm (3-0-3)


First Semester:

cpt401,cs431,it220,hrm301,phil351,{Elective;Capstone Seminar Medical Informatics-HSS 4XX;3-0-3}
  CPT 401Senior Project (0-4-2)
  CS 431Database System Design and Management (3-0-3)
  HRM 301Organizational Behavior (3-0-3)
  Phil 351Biomedical Ethics (3-0-3)
  Elective (Capstone Seminar Medical Informatics-HSS 4XX) (3-0-3) 

Second Semester:

is448,{is447|cpt491},cpt492,hum251,chem310,is686,{Elective;Any 300-400 level course}
  IS 448Design Studio for Ubiquitous Computing (3-0-3)
 IS 447Designing the User Experience (3-0-3) or
 CPT 491Special Projects in Computer Technology (1-0-1)
  CPT 492Special Projects in Computer Technology (2-0-2)
  HUM 251Ethical Issues in Business (3-0-3)
  Chem 310Co-op Work Experience I (3 additive credits)
  IS 686Pervasive Computing: An HCI Perspective (3 credits)
  Elective (Any 300-400 level course) 


Open Elective in Humanities and Social Science GUR: Students must take one 300-level course from any of the following fields: English (Eng); history (Hist); literature (Lit); philosophy (Phil); science, technology, and society (STS); social science (SS); or theater (Thtr). Students may also satisfy this requirement with Architectural History IV (Arch 382) or by taking an approved 300-level course at Rutgers-Newark. The department recommends engineering technology majors take Eng 352 to fulfill this requirement.

Lit/Hist/Phil/STS GUR: Students must take one 300-level course from any of the following fields: literature; history; philosophy; or science, technology, and society (STS); or an approved 300-level course at Rutgers-Newark.

Capstone Seminar in Humanities and Social Science GUR: All students, except those enrolled in the honors college, take one of the following: HSS 403, HSS 404, HSS 405, HSS 406, HSS 407, HSS 408, HSS 409. Students enrolled in the honors college take one from HSS 491H-499H .


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