Knowledge Management & Information Management (KMIM) concentration

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Information for students who entered the program in September 2012 or before is available here.

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About changes to the MI program as of November 2012

The information on this page incorporates changes that were made to the MI program in November 2012.  These changes apply to students who will be entering the MI program from September 2013 onward.  Students who entered the program in September 2012 or before:  please refer to the program requirements as they existed prior to the November 2012 changes here.

About Knowledge Management & Information Management

Concentration liaison: Prof. Colin Furness

Knowledge Management and Information Management (KMIM) studies the concepts, tools, and practices that enable the systematic, imaginative, and responsible management of information in an organization or community. The goal is to promote social learning and innovation, and to provide groups and individuals with the information they need to perform their work and to develop themselves.

Topics include:

  • Theoretical frameworks that integrate the creation, sharing, and utilization of information and knowledge
  • Effective use of information to support decision-making
  • Knowledge access management, including metadata-enabled search and resource discovery
  • Strategic modeling of goals and dependencies for knowledge management
  • Design of information systems as platforms for creating and sharing knowledge
  • Health informatics as an elective specialization

Concentration requirements

Two core quarter courses (0.5 FCE total):

  1. INF1005H and INF1006H  Information Workshops

Five required courses (2.5 FCEs):

  1. INF1003H  Information Systems, Services and Design
  2. INF1230H  Management of Information Organizations
  3. INF2175H Managing Organizational Records
  4. INF2176H  Information Management in Organizations-Models and Platforms
  5. INF2186H  Metadata Schemas and Applications

Two year course sequence (PDF format):

Suggested elective courses:

  • INF1325H  Online Information Retrieval
  • INF1341H  System Analysis and Process Innovation
  • INF1342H  System Requirements and Architectural Design
  • INF1343H  Data Modeling and Database Design
  • INF2040H  Project Management
  • INF2134H  Business Information Resources
  • INF2149H  Administrative Decision-Making in Information Organizations
  • INF2168H  Information Retrieval Systems
  • INF2170H  Information Architecture
  • INF2177H  Information Management and Systems
  • INF2183H  Knowledge Management and Systems
  • INF2313H  Introduction to Service Science
  • INF2320H  Remix Culture
  • KMD1001H  Theory and Methods in Knowledge Media Design

Health Informatics cluster

Concepts, tools and research themes in Health Informatics as they relate to the management of information and knowledge. Health Informatics essentially seeks to apply information technology to improve all aspects of healthcare, including preventive and acute care, research, and education. Topics include information systems design for the health care domain, electronic health records, patient care systems, telehealth, clinical decision support systems, nursing informatics, as well as organizational and societal issues.