In sharp contrast with the customary traditions of educational silos in the delivery of knowledge and understanding, this paper presents a true interdisciplinary curriculum that is designed to supply the community with graduates who are prepared to take on diverse roles in health care and information management. The complexity of our modern communities and their anticipated futuristic needs suggest that graduates in health care must be able to apply more than a traditional singular knowledge domain to articulate problems and provide solutions to those problems in meaningful ways. The curriculum approach presented will facilitate interdisciplinary knowledge learning from existing classes, foster faculty collaboration, and enhance the resource sharing and integration. In essence, this new curriculum collapses the boundaries of education silos.
WMU ScholarWorks Citation
Falan, Sharie and Han, Bernard, "Say Good-Bye to the Silos and Hello to Collaboration: A New Curriculum Approach" (2011). Transactions of the International Conference on Health Information Technology Advancement. 13.