Medical Informatics Technology

Coordinator
Dr. David J. Lubliner
Room:  GITC 2509
Telephone:  973.596.2878
E-mail: lubliner@njit.edu (preferred)

Laboratory
Room: GITC 2520
Telephone: 973.596.3296

Introduction

Medical Informatics Technology is the intersection of Health Care and Computer Technology.  It is the study of how health data is; collected; stored and communicated, security of medical data, medical expert systems, Human Computer Interface (HCI) research,  how data is used for administration and clinical decision making and how computers and telecommunication technology can be applied to support those processes.

A minimum of 64 semester hour credits is required in:
  • Unified Calculus or Business Calculus
  • Science: Anatomy and Physiology I & II
  • Humanities/ Social Science/ Medical Ethics
  • Physical Education
  • Accounting/Economics/Business
  • Introduction to Object Oriented programming
  • Medical Terminology
  • Pharmacology
  • Introductory Data Base course

      (Some of these courses can be completed while enrolled in the program)

  • Operating Systems (DOS, Windows, UNIX)
  • Database Concepts
  • File Organization and Files Processing
  • System Development

Concentrations and Curricula

The Medical Informatics Technology program allows flexibility in the choice of technical electives (see Curriculum)

Articulation Agreements

Agreements between several Community Colleges and NJIT have been drawn up which guarantee that students with a specific degree from the Community College will be accepted in this program (i.e. Computer Technology) with all, or most, of the credits acquired in the lower division being transferred.  Some "deficiencies" may still exist in some cases, that is one or two specific prerequisite courses (see prerequisites below) from the lower division are missing and will be taken at NJIT during the first school year along with the other courses of the curriculum.  It is in many cases permissible to take the courses necessary to overcome the deficiencies in another institution (e.g. community college), with permission from the advisor.

The GPA (Grade Point Average) is computed solely from the courses taken at NJIT.  Note that courses with a grade lower that C are not transferable.

Articulation agreements have been drawn up with:

Bergen Community College

  • Business Department - Associate in Applied Science
  • Networking Administration
  • Web Development and Management
  • Information Technology

Department of Science and Mathematics - Associate in Science

  • Computer Science

Brookdale Community College

  • Network Administration
  • Programming
  • Web Master Administration

Essex County College

  • Computer Information Systems
  • Microcomputer Systems Applications
  • Applied Computer Science

Mercer County Community College

  • Information Technology - Associate in Applied Science
  • Programming Option
  • Programming and Networking Option
  • Network Engineering Technology Option
  • Website Development and Administration Option
  • Computer Science

Middlesex County College

  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Systems - General Option
  • Computer and Information Systems - Network Administration and Support Option

County College of Morris - Computer Information Systems

  • Business Programming (3501)
  • Microcomputer Technical Support (3502)
  • Scientific Programming (3500)
  • Passaic County Community College
  • Information Technology
  • Computer Science

Ocean County College - Computer Studies

  • Computer Science Option - Associate in Science
  • Computer Programming Option - Associate in Applied Science
  • Networking Support Specialist Option - Associate in Applied Science

Passaic County College - Medical Informatics

  • Medical Informatics - Associate in Applied Science

Raritan Valley Community College - Computer Information Systems

  • Microcomputer Career Program - Associate in Applied Science
  • Computer Programming - Associate in Applied Science
  • Computer Networking - Associate in Applied Science

Union County College

  • Business - Computer Information Systems
  • Computer Science / Data Processing
  • Engineering - Computer Science
  • Information Systems Technology
  • Liberal Arts - Computer Science / Mathematics

Note that formal ratification for some of these agreements is pending.