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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Penn State University Park

Begin Date: Spring 2003
End Date: Summer 2015

Information Sciences and Technology in Health Policy and Administration Minor

University Park, College of Health and Human Development (ISHPA)

Contacts: Health and Human Development -Caroline Condon-Lewis,; Information Sciences and Technology - Jean Peritz,

The learning objectives of the minor in Information Sciences and Technology in Health Policy and Administration (ISHPA) 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 ISHPA 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 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 GS(3) (Sem: 1-2)
IST 210(4) (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 US;IL(3), H P A 447(3), or H P A 455(3) (Sem: 5-8)

Note: The H P A courses have additional prerequisites that must be met.

Last Revised by the Department: Fall Semester 2002

Blue Sheet Item #: 30-07-92B

Review Date: 10/06/05



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