Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Health Informatics Emphasis 2016
By Semester

The following table shows a possible course sequence for students attempting to complete the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in three semesters.


Over Three Semesters
Semester #1 Semester #2 Semester #3
INFO 1150 INFO 1182 INFO 3380
INFO 1181 INFO 3330 INFO 4407
INFO 3301 INFO 3307 INFO 4422

(Click on any course to see a course description.)



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INFO 1150: Software & Systems Architecture

Corequisite: INFO 1181 or CS 1181

Principles and application of computer hardware and systems software in the context of designing business IT infrastructures through combination of theory-based lectures and applied laboratory experiences. (formerly INFO 2285)

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INFO 1181: Informatics and Programming I

Prerequisite: MATH 1143 or MATH 1147 (Coreq okay)

Problem solving methods and algorithm development with an emphasis on programming style with Java or C#. Includes Secure Software Concepts, such as what constitutes secure software and what design aspects to take into consideration to construct resilient software.

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INFO 1182: Informatics and Programming II

Prerequisite: INFO 1181 or CS 1181

Object-oriented programming in the context of design, using OO principles and UML diagrams. Includes Secure Software Concepts, such as what constitutes secure software and what design aspects to take into consideration to construct resilient software.

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INFO 3301: Introduction to Informatics and Analytics

Prerequisite: INFO 1100 or equivalent skills and knowledge (Coreq okay)

Techniques and tools for analyzing and solving business problems. Development of technology-based knowledge and skills for communicating solutions. Introduction to uses of information systems in an organizational context.

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INFO 3307: Systems Analysis and Design

Prerequisite: INFO 1182 or CS 1182 (Coreq okay) or permission of instructor

Develops systems analysis skills, using proven techniques, prototyping, and structured analysis and design phases of the systems development life cycle. The course emphasizes Secure Software Design, which includes secure design elements, software architecture, secure design review, and threat modeling. Requirements: gathering is emphasized, including secure software requirements gathering to capture all of the security requirements from various stakeholders and understand the sources and processes needed to ensure a more effective design.

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INFO 3330: Health Informatics

Introduction to and overview of the evolution of information systems to support health services in thehealthcare industry, its current state and future directions and challenges. Students will learn the regulatory requirements and standards that drive the data content and structure, collection, storage, retrieval, dissemination, and transmission, as well as legal issues related to collection, use, and the security of health information. The course will survey cross-functionalfactors and ethical concerns in the design and implementation of information technologies (clinical, administrative, and learning), knowledge management principles, professional practice trends, and explore some of the emerging information technology in health care. Equivalent to HCA 3330.

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INFO 3380: Networking and Virtualization

Prerequisite: INFO 2285 or CS 2275

Study of the implementation and development of network information systems. Protocols and techniques will be compared, and virtualization and cloud computing will be emphasized.

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INFO 4407: Database Design & Implementation

Prerequisite: INFO 3307 (Coreq okay)

Covers multi-user relational database management systems, stored procedures, SQL, transaction processing, etc. The course emphasizes Secure Software Design, which includes secure design elements, software architecture, secure design review, and threat modeling.

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INFO 4422: Health Information Goverance

Prerequisite: INFO 3330.

The aim of this course is to provide a broad base of understanding of the range of issues that IT professionals must be aware of upon entering the healthcare industry. Students will be exposed to the current state of health industry security environment and the larger regulatory environment in which healthcare organizations operate. This is important in light of the recent move towards cloud-based electronic health records (EHRs) and third party-developed health applications. Further, issues relating to privacy/security, information governance and information risk assessment will also be covered. Finally, students will be exposed to interventions that can help mitigate therisks identified.

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