Information and Communication Technology (ICT) refers to technologies that provide access to information through telecommunications. It is similar to Information Technology (IT), but focuses primarily on communication technologies. This includes the Internet, wireless networks, cell phones, and other communication mediums. In the past few decades, information and communication technologies have provided society with a vast array of new communication capabilities. For example, people can communicate in real-time with others in different countries using technologies such as instant messaging, voice over IP (VoIP), and video-conferencing. Social networking websites like Facebook allow users from all over the world to remain in contact and communicate on a regular basis. Modern information and communication technologies have created a "global village," in which people can communicate with others across the world as if they were living next door. For this reason, ICT is often studied in the context of how modern communication technologies affect society.
Welcome to the Department of Information & Communication Technology at IMTU! The past few years have seen rapid advances in Information & Communication Technology (ICT), and the pervasion of the worldwide web into everyday life has important implications for education. Most medical schools provide extensive computer networks for their students, and these are increasingly becoming a central component of the learning and teaching environment. Such advances bring new opportunities and challenges to medical education, and are having an impact on the way that we teach and on the way that students learn, and on the very design and delivery of the curriculum. The plethora of information available on the web is overwhelming, and both students and staff need to be taught how to manage it effectively. Medical schools must develop clear strategies to address the issues raised by these technologies. Many medical schools are rising to this challenge, and look at some of the ways in which communication and information technology can be used to enhance the learning and teaching environment, and discuss the potential impact of future developments on medical education.
We also need to address the main effects and challenges in using information and communication technologies (ICT) in medical education and practice. The first challenge is to better prepare future physicians for the changing behaviours of patients, who are increasingly Internet-savvy and who sometimes appear to know more about their diseases than their physicians. The second challenge, which is closely linked to the first, is to raise awareness among physicians in training of the many benefits of using ICT to improve not only the quality of interventions and health care delivery but, from a broader perspective, the organization of the health care system itself. The third challenge is to motivate medical students and practitioners to use ICT to find information, learn and develop. It is proposed that information literacy should be a mandatory skill for all medical students. The e-learning mode of training is also addressed. Although underemployed in most medical faculties, it represents the future of initial and continuous medical training. Virtual resources and communities, simulations and 3D animations are today the state of the art technology used in medical education and training. The fourth and final challenge is to change medical teaching practices.
At IMTU we are having an ICT laboratory with a capacity of 50 students with internet connection and Wi-fi facilities is available to the entire campus. We also have an online University Data Management system taking care of administrative, student and staff data management, examination preparation, processing and results publication. ICT is also used to deliver lectures through powerpoint projections, videos, simulations etc. Health Information Technology course is offered to MBBS students and Microcomputers is offerd for BSc MLT students.
To provide innovative, quality and sustainable ICT solutions and services that meet the aspiration of the University in the learning, teaching, research and management.
To maximize student and staff productivity, enhance teaching and learning and improve quality of research through ICT