Inter-discipline course arrangement
The courses include basic courses of College of Information (15 credits, required department-wide), core courses (33 credits, required department-wide, including biotechnology, chemistry, and information), bioinformatics program (24 credits, required for bioinformatics group), medical information program (24 credits, required for medical information group). Crossfield programs for College of Information: medial cloud program (18 credits), cloud computing program (15 credits), and convergence of platforms and applications program (15 credits). The course arrangement is both basic and profound, including cross-field elements so that the students can have cross-field skills after graduation.
Emphasize on practical training
Program design ability and practical project research are the graduation threshold of the Department. Each student is required to pass the program design test before graduation. In the meantime, students must choose one advisor in junior and senior years for practical project research which should be written in a dissertation and approved. In order to encourage students to conduct practical project research and reward the excellent result, the Department holds an undergraduate graduation practical project research competition. Students are required to prepare a poster and present their results in the competitoin, which will be evaluated by all the faculty memebers in the department except the project advisor. Outstanding students will be selected and awarded, as well as represent the Department to attend off campus competition.
Besides practical project research, the Department encourages students to take part in an internship in a company. We have signed an internship agreement with the China Medical University Hospital: both the Taichung Branch and the Annan Branch. Students interested in this program can be part of an internship in the IT division of the hospital to gain practical experiences.
In order to strengthen the employment competitiveness and fill the gap between practical and academic, the students are encouraged to obtain professional certificates before graduation. Those certificates include English proficiency certificate and medical-informatics-related management certificate, medical informatics analyst and other information technology certificates. To help students obtain the certification, the Department opens free medical informatics management courses. The University and College of Information and Electrical Engineering also open English and information certification courses to help the students.
Provide English as an instruction language for the master and doctoral programs
The Department provides English as an instruction language for the master and doctoral programs. These two programs have been “recommended” by the "College English Academic Degree Courses" of the Ministry of Education since 2012. The program receives foreign students and is taught in English. Also, we encourage national students with good English ability to attend the program to improve their English ability and gain international experiences through the opportunity of attending classes with foreign students.