Academic Program Proposal

Academic Program Proposal

Date
Proposal
Activated
Institution
and
Proposal
Degree
Awarded
Academic
Program
Name
Objections
Received
Decision
Deadline
MHEC Final
Action
Final
Decision
Date
3/27/2017Towson UniversityPBCHealth Information TechnologyApproved5/30/2017
Health Information Technology Program Description
The proposed Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Health Information Technology to be housed within the existing Master of Science in Applied Information Technology program supports Towson University and the School of Emerging Technology’s mission to prepare effective, ethical leaders and engaged citizens by providing then the specialized instruction in the health information field. The certificate program is structured to foster intellectual inquiry, critical thinking and creativity, and adaptability to craft solutions that will enrich their workplaces and will address public/societal needs. This program design will offer students an interdisciplinary curriculum that covers the knowledge and skills in both healthcare and information technology. <br> <br>The addition of this new certificate provides more options for Applied Information Technology students to focus on the most relevant and timely topics in the field. <br>The target audience for this PBC program includes existing students in the AIT program who wish to gain domain knowledge in healthcare, existing graduate students in the College of Health Professions who wish to master information technology skills widely needed in the healthcare domain, and working professionals in the healthcare industry or public health field who are interested in broadening their career choice. <br>