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 120 credits is required for graduation.

(120 credits minimum)

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
1st SemesterCredits
R120 101 General Biology 4
MATH 138
General Calculus I
or Calculus for Business
CS 106
Roadmap to Computing for Engineers
or Roadmap to Computing
IT 120 Introduction to Network Technology 3
ENGL 101 English Composition: Introduction to Academic Writing 3
ET 101 Introduction to Engineering Technology 0
FYS SEM First-Year Student Seminar 0
 Term Credits16
2nd Semester
BME 111 Introduction to Physiology 3
CS 113
Introduction to Computer Science
or Introduction to Computer Science in C++
ENGL 102 English Composition: Introduction to Writing for Research 3
EPS 202 Society, Technology, and the Environment 3
Technical Elective 1 3
 Term Credits15
Second Year
1st Semester
CS 114
Introduction to Computer Science II
or Introduction to Computer Science II in C++.
IT 201 Information Design Techniques 3
IT 220 Wireless Networks 3
COM 200 Communicating in Organizations 3
 Term Credits12
2nd Semester
IT 202 Internet Applications 3
Technical Elective 2 3
MATH 305
Statistics for Technology
or Industrial Statistics
R920 201
Intro Sociology I
or Principles Of Psychology I
Select one of the following: 3
The Pre-Modern World
The Modern World
The Twentieth-Century World
 Term Credits15
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
COM 313 Technical Writing 3
History and Humanities GER 300+ level 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 331 Database System Design & Mgmt 3
MIT 360 Introduction to Gerontology 3
IT 330
Computer Forensic
or Ethical Hacking for System Administrators
Technical Elective 3 3
 Term Credits14
2nd Semester
MIT 362 Geriatric Engineering I 3
Technical Elective 4 6
CPT 373 Web App Development for Mobile 3
Humanities and Social Science Senior Seminar GER 3
Technical Elective 5 3
 Term Credits18
 Total Credits120

GER Electives

Refer to the General Education Requirement section of this catalog for further information on GER 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
MIT 440Clinical Internship3
R120 102General Biology II4
R120 142Anatomy & Physiology4