(2 hours lectures/3 hours laboratory/week lecture/ demonstration/discussion)
3 semester credit hours/meets part of research informatics component
In this course, students will use both relational and object-oriented databases to model aspects of health care delivery. Working in teams, students will analyze a practical problem related to a clinical health care situation and model the necessary information into a data model. Development of the data model will include the use of CASE tools. The data model will be discussed with health professionals in clinical practice for relevance and accuracy. The feedback from the clinical area will be used to the models and to evaluate the development process.