HI 5304 Advanced Database Concepts in Health Informatics

(2 hours lecture/3 hours laboratory/week lecture/demonstration/discussion)

3 semester credit hours/meets part of basic informatics component 

Prerequisites:  HI 5007 or consent of instructor 

Database processing is a key area of competency in biomedical informatics. This course introduces the concepts and methods of database processing in the context of healthcare and biomedicine. Topics covered include developing data models, designing and re-designing databases, implementing databases, SQL, and database web access standards. Advanced topics including XML, semantic web, and business intelligence will also be covered. By the end of the semester, the students are expected to acquire both theoretical understanding and hands-on experience with database processing and applications.