“To practice medicine in the twenty-first century medical students . . . must be given strong grounding in the use of computer technology to manage information, support patient care decisions, select treatments, and develop their abilities as life-long learners”. Association of American Medical Colleges, 1992.
The course has been framed with the following objectives:
- To supplement professionals and students with the concept of information management and application of information technology to medical and healthcare issues.
- To explore the medical issues related to community based health information services.
- To make the students well-equipped with this new emerging field of bioscience.
- To enable the health professionals to solve work practice challenges and employ software in health related problems, management etc.
- To provide theoretical and practical knowledge in medical informatics.
After the completion of the program the students would be eligible for the following types of jobs: