Informatics Career Pathways


Career Pathways — Informatics
9 Units

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

  • Health 
  • Cybersecurity and Privacy

Students also may mix-and-match between the 7 Career Pathway courses offered to instead complete these 9 units of course work with a general option.

INFM 284: Seminar in Informatics are special topics classes that may be periodically offered as alternatives to the regular career pathway courses.

Be sure to consult the Course Rotations to plan your schedule and area of specialization. Career Pathways frequencies may increase and be adjusted depending on the needs of students.

Health Career Pathway Courses

  • INFM 210: 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. (3 units)
  • INFM 213: 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. (3 units)
  • INFM 214: 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. (3 units)
  • INFM 284-10: Seminar in Informatics – Health Care Organization and Policy (for Informatics Professionals)
    Health informatics enhances the delivery of health care as well as improves health outcomes for the public at large. This occurs within a larger environment of the public and private health care systems as well as public policy and regulations designed to protect the rights of both patients and providers. This course is for informatics students who want to explore the clinical, managerial, and policy concerns related to health care delivery informatics practitioners must understand to be effective in various health care and allied health environments. (3 units)

Cybersecurity and Privacy Career Pathway Courses

  • INFM 215: 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. (3 units)
  • INFM 216: 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. (3 units)
  • INFM 217: Tools Lab
    Exposes students to security tools such as packet analyzers that let users see what is happening on their network at a microscopic levels. (3 units)