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ITWS Concentration: Medicine

For those entering the program Fall 2011 semester & beyond

Contact Person: Michael H. Hanna

Modern physicians are caregivers, small business persons, and community leaders. They are bombarded with information from medical journals, pharmaceutical companies, insurance companies and HMOs to mention a few. They collect information from the mundane realms of scheduling and billing to precise documentation needed for patient records and outcome studies. They are well equipped to provide care but overwhelmed by the information flow.

The standard undergraduate curriculum for students applying to medical school has not changed in 30 years. Certainly, students need the basic science courses in order to perform well in medical school. The ITWS concentration in medicine will provide the premedical requirements and a fresh approach toward information management.

A physician trained in the ITWS curriculum will be able to lead the profession into the next century where information flow will dominate both in diagnostics and management. New technologies and new mechanisms of providing care drive the practice of medicine. The application of information technology to these expanding areas will be the next wave as medicine struggles to keep up. Without appropriate information guidance and flow, the next generation of physicians will be overwhelmed.

Required Courses:

Semester I Semester II

ITWS-1100 Introduction to Information Technology and Web Science

CSCI-1100 Computer Science I

CHEM-1100 Chemistry I (Science Elective)

MATH-1010 Calculus I

CSCI-1200 Data Structures

MATH-1020 Calculus II (Math Elective) (1)

English Elective from LL&C (HASS Elective) (2)

ITWS-1220 IT and Society

Semester III Semester IV

ITWS-2110 Web Systems Development

One of: (1)
- ECSE-2610 Computer Components and Operations and ENGR-2350 Embedded Control 
- CSCI-2500 Computer Organization

BIOL-1010 Intro to Biology

CHEM-1200 Chemistry II (Science Elective)

ITWS-4200 Web Science

ITWS-2210 Intro to Human Computer Interaction

One of: (1)
- ECSE-2660 Computer Arch, Networks and OS
- CSCI-2300 Introduction to Algorithms

BIOL-2120 Intro to Cell and Molecular Biology

Semester V Semester VI

ITWS-4310 Managing IT Resources

One of:
- ITWS-2961 Creativity and IT
- ITWS-496X IT for Arts and Performance

CHEM-2250 Organic Chemistry I

PHYS-1100 Physics I

ITWS Elective (one of):
- CSCI-4380 Database Systems
- MGMT-4170 Data Resource Management

CHEM-2260 Organic Chemistry II

PHYS-1200 Physics II

Elective from LL&C (HASS Elective) (2)

Semester VII Semester VIII

One of: (3)
- ITWS-4100 Information Technology and Web Science Capstone (Professional Track)
- ITWS-4990 Senior Thesis (Research Track)

BIOL-4290 Human Physiological Systems

Free Elective

Social Science Elective (HASS Elective) (2)

ITWS-4940 Capstone - Concentration

HASS Elective (2)

Free Elective

Free Elective

ITWS-4990 Senior Thesis (Research Track Only)

Students must satisfy an 8-credit communication requirement. See your advisor for details.

(1) Select either the three-course ECSE sequence or the two-course CSCI sequence. If the ECSE sequence is chosen, ENGR-2350 will replace one free elective slot. Move ITWS-2961/ITWS-496X to Semester VII with a free elective. If the CSCI Sequence is chosen, your math elective in Semester II must be MATH-2800 Introduction to Discrete Structures. Please see your advisor regarding the math course required in Semester II . If a student is planning to apply to the co-terminal MS in IT program, they need to select the CSCI sequence.

(2) See HASS requirements

(3) Co-terminal students would replace ITWS-4100 Information Technology and Web Science Capstone with ITWS-4980 Special Projects course which will be the culminating experience.

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