SPHU 3220 Database Management

This course, an introduction to information management, covers the history of concepts in data, information, knowledge and wisdom, and elements of design of databases, data-entry techniques and queries of databases. Application of computers in medicine, biology and public health will include: medical records; issues of coding, storage and retrieval of medical data; systems of classification and medical nomenclature; use of census data, vital and survey data; database management systems; preparation of presentation graphics, tables and maps; imaging; computer assisted decision support; monitoring devices; evaluation of systems; standards and data security.