Informatics Specializations


Specializations — Informatics
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 
  • Sports
  • Cybersecurity and Privacy

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

Health Specialization 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)

Sports Specialization Courses

  • INFM 218 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. (3 units)
  • KIN 282 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. (3 units)
  • KIN 264 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. (3 units)

Cybersecurity and Privacy Specialization 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)