Medical Information Security & Privacy Graduate Certificate

CNSS - LogoStudents gain exposure to the complex and varied factors that must be taken into account when addressing information security issues within health care systems. This certificate program presents the methods and skills needed for designing and building secure and reliable systems by developing an understanding of the special requirements of health care systems, where privacy of personal data must be balanced with access to patient records.

Students who complete the Graduate Certificate in Medical Information Security & Privacy will be able to demonstrate:

  • Advanced knowledge of the functionality, technical infrastructure, and best-practice deployment of health care IT, including medical algorithms, electronic health records, privacy and security, and regulations.
  • Proficiency in security issues in computer systems, networks, and applications, and an understanding of the unique set of privacy and security needs in a health care environment.
  • Competence sufficient to lead health IT initiatives, to design and implement advanced health care software solutions, and to manage the data privacy and system security challenges in a health care environment.

Prerequisites

Any bachelor’s degree. Some courses may have additional prerequisites.

Courses

(Four courses/16 credits)

This course presents the technological fundamentals and integrated clinical applications of modern Biomedical IT. The first part of the course covers the technological fundamentals and the scientific concepts behind modern medical technologies, such as digital radiography, CT, nuclear medicine, ultrasound imaging, etc. It also presents various medical data and patient records, and focuses on various techniques for processing medical images. This part also covers medical computer networks and systems and data security and protection. The second part of the course focuses on actual medical applications that are used in health care and biomedical research.   [ 4 cr. ]

Fall 2016
Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
O1 IND Zhang ARR
Spring 2017
Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
C1 IND Zhang CAS W 6:00 pm – 8:45 pm
E1 IND Zhang CAS W 6:00 pm – 8:45 pm

Electronic Health Records (EHRs) are application systems that automate the activities of healthcare clinicians including physicians, nurses, physician assistants, and healthcare administrative staff. Use of EHRs is increasing rapidly due to the systems' benefits and federal government programs to deploy EHRs. This increased use of EHRs has many challenges including complex data, high security requirements, integration to multiple application systems, a distributed user base, and broad impact on how these users work.   [ 4 cr. ]

Fall 2016
Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
A1 IND Levinger FLR 265 M 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
E1 IND Levinger FLR 265 M 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Spring 2017
Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
O1 IND Levinger ARR

The course provides an in-depth presentation of security issues in computer systems, networks, and applications. Formal security models are presented and illustrated on operating system security aspects, more specifically memory protection, access control and authentication, file system security, backup and recovery management, intrusion and virus protection mechanisms. Application level security focuses on language level security and various security policies; conventional and public keys encryption, authentication, message digest and digital signatures. Internet and intranet topics include security in IP, routers, proxy servers, and firewalls, application- level gateways, Web servers, file and mail servers. Discussion of remote access issues, such as dial-up servers, modems, VPN gateways and clients. Prereq: MET CS 625; or instructor's consent.  [ 4 cr. ]

Fall 2016
Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
A1 IND Jacobs FLR 267 M 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
E1 IND Jacobs FLR 267 M 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
BHA IND Dyer T 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Spring 2017
Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
A1 IND Jacobs FLR M 6:00 pm – 8:45 pm
E1 IND Jacobs FLR M 6:00 pm – 8:45 pm
O1 IND Pak ARR
BCL IND Rachamadugu U 8:00 am – 3:30 pm

And one selected from the following:

The course provides a strong foundation in database security and auditing. This course utilizes Oracle scenarios and step-by-step examples. The following topics are covered: security, profiles, password policies, privileges and roles, Virtual Private Databases, and auditing. The course also covers advanced topics such as SQL injection, database management security issues such as securing the DBMS, enforcing access controls, and related issues. Prereq: MET CS 579 or MET CS 669; or instructor's consent.  [ 4 cr. ]

Fall 2016
Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
A1 IND Wolfe CGS 527 M 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
E1 IND Wolfe CGS 527 M 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
O1 IND Carroll ARR
Spring 2017
Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
D1 IND Wolfe CAS R 6:00 pm – 8:45 pm
E1 IND Wolfe CAS R 6:00 pm – 8:45 pm
O1 IND Carroll ARR

This course enables IT professional leaders to identify emerging security risks and implement highly secure networks to support organizational goals. Discussion of methodologies for identifying, quantifying, mitigating and controlling risks. Students implement a comprehensive IT risk management plans (RMP) that identify alternate sites for processing mission-critical applications, and techniques to recover infrastructure, systems, networks, data and user access. The course also discusses related topics such as: disaster recovery, handling information security; protection of property, personnel and facilities; protection of sensitive and classified information, privacy issues, and criminal terrorist and hostile activities.  [ 4 cr. ]

Fall 2016
Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
D1 IND Wolfe FLR 265 R 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
E1 IND Wolfe FLR 265 R 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
O1 IND Pak ARR
Spring 2017
Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
D1 IND Burgoyne CGS R 6:00 pm – 8:45 pm
E1 IND Burgoyne CGS R 6:00 pm – 8:45 pm
BCL IND Rachamadugu S 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

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