Introduction to Database Systems with Applications to Health and Social Care

About the Course

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This module introduces students to a range of electronic database systems used in the field of health and social care and basic theoretical concepts and terminology applicable to these systems. Students enrolling on this module will be introduced to a range of commonly used data models including the relational data model which will be used as a vehicle for further exploration of electronic data storage.

Specific topics include, but are not limited to, healthcare data modelling and clinical encoding issues, transforming research questions into queries and exporting complex data for further processing by scientific computing software.

Who Should Attend

This is a technical course designed for beginners or individuals who may have had some involvement with databases through typical roles in a data analysis environment and are seeking to expand their knowledge and understanding of manipulating healthcare related data through relational databases.

Course Pre-requisites

Basic ICT skills and a good knowledge of the healthcare environment are essential for participants to engage with the content of the course. Research experience is desirable but not essential.

Please note a laptop computer is essential for the delivery of this module. If you do not own one but are still interested in enrolling please let us know as soon as possible to book one of the laptops available within the CIPHER group for the course.

Course Credits

The Introduction to Database Systems with Applications to Health and Social Care (Module PMIT 100) carries 20 Undergraduate Credits and these are awarded on completion of a successful assignment.

However, students who wish to attend for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) purposes only, will omit the assessment and be given a Certificate of Attendance.

Course Fees

The course fees for this module are £611.00

International students please enquire for further details of course fees.

Applications are now closed.


Contact Us

Course Enquiries:
Tony Paget
Associate Professor & Course Director
MSc Health Informatics, MSc Health Data Science and MRes Health Informatics

Marketing Enquiries:
Stephanie Lee

Data Science Building, Swansea University Medical School, Singleton Park, SWANSEA SA2 8PP, Wales, UK

+44 (0)1792 602874