The use of computer technology to manage and analyze information in the life and health sciences.
The Master of Science (M.S.) degree in medical and bioinformatics is a Professional Science Masters (PSM) program developed in parallel with the biostatistics and cell and molecular biology programs. The medical and bioinformatics program includes an intensive scientific business/industry internship component, and has strong business, communication, project management, teamwork, and ethics components.
The three PSM degree programs are interdisciplinary and feature common core courses. The medical and bioinformatics program features:
Medical and bioinformatics prepares students for careers in:
“Medical and bioinformatics is an emerging discipline with a growing demand, especially in West Michigan. It's an exciting field that brings together the shared areas of computer science, biology, life sciences, medical sciences, and statistics, to give students the background they need to compete.”