Specializations

9 Units

Students will have an opportunity to apply the Informatics skill set in one of three contexts with an additional 9 units of course work focused on end users within a specialized domain, such as:

  • Health (including Telehealth)
  • Sports
  • Cybersecurity and Privacy

Please note that classes for these specializations may not always be available. Be sure to consult the Course Rotations timetable to plan your schedule and area of specialization.

Health Specialization Courses

  • Health Informatics
    Health data and standards, electronic health records (EHR) and other healthcare information, data management concerns and technology governance in the health care environment.
  • Epidemiological Methods
    The objective of this course is to introduce students to the principles and methods of epidemiologic research, to enable them to design, conduct, analyze, and interpret epidemiologic research. 
  • Health Data and Analytics
    Exploration of healthcare informatics and its relation to health information technology. Students will apply basic knowledge and skills from healthcare data mining, data science, data management and professional project management to address practical healthcare business and clinical intelligence issue.

Sports Specialization Courses

  • Sport Analytics
    Introduces students to the analytical techniques and quantitative methods that are being used to inform various decisions in the sport industry including data management, player/individual evaluation, and team effectiveness.
  • Marketing and Social Aspects of Sport
    Provides participants with advanced theoretical and practical knowledge in marketing principles and techniques, and issues confronting professionals in sport organizations. Qualitative and quantitative techniques for data collection and analysis, as well as strategies to complete sport market research will be studied.
  • Sociology of Sport
    An in-depth study of the relationship between sport and society. Focus will be on social and cultural factors that affect how people play and view sport. Topics will be evaluated through a variety of theoretical perspectives.

Cybersecurity and Privacy Specialization Courses

  • Network Security
    Introduces students to various technical and administrative aspects of information security and assurance. Include compliance and operational security; psychological approaches to social engineering attacks, Web application attacks, penetration testing, data loss prevention, cloud computing security, and application programming development security.
  • Computer/Digital Forensics
    Introduces students to digital forensics. Students will be exposed to digital forensic investigation activities, including data acquisition, forensic imaging, use of tools within the Forensic Tool Kit (FTK) suite of applications (using Access Data virtual labs), locking mechanisms, search and seizure procedures, and report writing.
  • Tools Lab
    Exposes students to security tools such as packet analyzers that let users see what is happening on their network at a microscopic level.