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Medical Informatics Minor MIMI

Degree Type: Minor

College(s): College of Health Professions

Required Courses  Credit Hours 
MRIS 103 Medical Terminology 4
CAHS 300 Health Information Systems 3
CAHS 498 Medical Informatics Capstone 3
STQM 270 Introduction to Data Mining 3
STQM 342 Data Mining Tools 3
PROJ 320 Proj Management Fundamentals 3
ISIN 302 Business Intel in Health Care 3

Why Choose Medical Informatics Minor?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in medical and health informatics is expected to increase by 18 percent through the year 2016. That's faster than the average for all occupatoins in the United States. One reason the field of medical informatics is expanding at this high rate is the increasing number of medical tests, treatments and procedures evaluated by health insurance companies, regulators, courts and consumers. As a result, there's an increased demand for electronic record-keeping and the professionals who can lead and manage this effort.

Admission Requirements

Although this minor is open to any student admitted to Ferris State University and pursuing a baccalaureate degree, the belief of faculty within the College of Business and College (COB) of Allied Health Sciences (CAHS) is that this minor would be very appealing to those students currently enrolled in the following programs:

  • Allied Health Sciences, BS
  • Health Information Management, BS (CHP)
  • Health Care Systems Administration, BS (CHP)
  • Medical Laboratory Technology, BS (CHP)
  • Molecular Diagnostics, BS (CHP)
  • Nuclear Medicine Technology, BS (CHP)
  • Nursing, BS (CHP)
  • Computer Information Systems, BS (COB)
  • Computer Information Technology, BS (COB)
  • Information Security Intelligence, BS (COB)
  • Business Data Analytics, BS (COB)

    CCHS 101 - Orientation to Healthcare (3 credits) is essential to understanding the healthcare arena and, therefore, will be a pre-requisite to acceptance into the minor.

  • Graduation Requirements

    An academic minor may only be awarded upon completion of a baccalaureate degree at Ferris State. This minor requires a minimum of 22 credits with a minimum 2.0 grade average in these courses.

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    College of Health Professions
    Ferris State University
    200 Ferris Drive
    Big Rapids, MI 49307-2740

    Phone: 231-591-2270 or
           800-462-8553, x2266


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