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Information Sciences and Technology in Health Policy and Administration (ISHPA) - Archive

Begin Date: Fall Semester 2000
End Date: Summer Session 2002

Information Sciences and Technology in Health Policy and Administration Minor (ISHPA) - Archive

PROFFESOR DENNIS G. SHEA, in charge, Department of Health Policy and Administration
PROFESSOR JOSEPH LAMBERT, in charge, School of Information Sciences and Technology

The learning objectives of the minor in Information Sciences and Technology in Health Policy and Administration (IST/HPA) are to equip students with the skills and knowledge to meet the critical need for persons with expertise in health care information technology. Specialists in this field assist health care organizations develop and apply the information technologies needed to develop Web-based systems for patient education, physician-patient interaction and physician-physician consultation, securely transmit sensitive medical information electronically, and even pioneer efforts for advanced technologies like remote robotic surgery. The IST/HPA minor provides students with a solid base in the information sciences and technology through courses in IST's core curriculum. This core is then supported by selections from a group of HPA courses studying the application of information technology in health planning, financing, or marketing. Students must apply for entrance to the minor no later than the beginning of their seventh semesters. A one-time tuition surcharge will be applied to all students enrolled in the minor. A grade of C or better is required for all courses in this minor.


Scheduling Recommendations by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)


IST 110(4) (Sem: 1-2)
IST 210(3) (Sem: 3-4)
IST 220(3) (Sem: 5-6)
H P A 470(3) (Sem: 7-8)

Select 6 credits from H P A 431(3), H P A/BB H 440(3), H P A 447(3), or H P A 455(3) (Sem: 5-8)

Last Revised by the Department: Fall Semester 2000

Blue Sheet Item #: 28-07-073

Review Date: 4/11/00


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