2014-2015 Walden University Catalog (June 2015) 
    
    Jun 25, 2019  
2014-2015 Walden University Catalog (June 2015) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Informatics - BS in Public Health


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Digital medical records require operating systems that will protect confidential patient information. This concentration helps students understand the technology infrastructure that underlies information systems, gain access to key Internet services and applications, and learn to prevent information security network attacks. In this concentration, students explore basic approaches to computer forensics, analyze information systems for evidence of illegal or inappropriate activities, and consider the legal, ethical, and policy implications of forensic techniques. This concentration broadens the skills needed for a position as a hospital network and systems information security department administrator, network and systems administrator, data communication analyst, or medical records and health information technician.

Degree Requirements


  • 181 total quarter credit hours
  • General education courses (46 cr.)
  • Core courses (80 cr.)
  • Concentration courses (30 cr.)
  • Elective courses (20 cr.)
  • Capstone course (5 cr.)

Concentration Curriculum


Electives (20 cr.)


Choose four courses from general education, BS in Public Health, or other Walden bachelor’s degree programs. Elective credits should total 20 to meet the program requirements. Students may also be eligible to transfer previous credit to meet their elective requirements.

Note on Minors: Electives can also be used to complete a six-course minor. Although this program requires fewer than six elective courses, students have the option to complete a minor and graduate with more than the required number of credits for this program.