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Specialization in Health Information Assurance

Lead Faculty: Dr. Ronald Gonzales

The specialization in Health Information Assurance provides study in the professional domain of Cyber Security and Information Assurance that seeks to apply the concepts and practices of this field to a specific industry domain - Health. This domain has sensitive information on individuals and depends on this information for its practice so security in this industry is particularly important.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Differentiate among the models, architectures, challenges and global legal constraints of secure electronic commerce technologies used to ensure transmission, processing and storage of sensitive information. (PLO 5)
  2. Prescribe how to provide message privacy, integrity, authentication and non-repudiation using network security practices and infrastructure hardening techniques. (PLO 6)
  3. Assess, from both a national and global perspective, the relative demands of Internet-openness, legislation and law-enforcement, and individual right-to-privacy. (PLO 8)
  4. Forecast the impact of continually advancing technology and national and international cyber-legislation on CSIA. (PLO 9)
  5. Generate critical thinking in analysis and synthesis of enterprise and global CSIA issues through effective individual and team graduate-level written and oral assignments. (PLO 11)
  6. Produce a successful project using project development skills. (PLO 12)
  7. Prepare a health information risk mitigation and security plan.
  8. SPECIALIZATION: Propose information privacy policies that maintain the confidentiality of personal data in health care.
  9. Prescribe information assurance requirements for health care.


This specialization requires 18 graduate units at National University.
Program Requirements (4 courses; 18 quarter units)
Core Requisite(s):