Informatics Training for CDC Public Health Advisors
Databases and Database Design
Instructor: William A. Yasnoff, MD, PhD July 22, 1997; 1:00pm
Teaching methods: Lecture, discussion; in-class exercise
Topics to be covered:
- Basics of Databases
- Basics of Database Management Systems
- Principles of Relational Databases
- Data Models
- Database Design Issues
By the end of this session, students will be able to:
- Explain the purpose of database management systems
- Define key database management terms
- Understand relational databases and their components
- Describe good database design practices
- Recognize the limits of their own knowledge
- Interactively design and develop a new public health database.
References & suggested readings
- Codd EF: The Relational Model for Database Management. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, 1990.
- Date CJ: An Introduction to Database Systems, 5th ed. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, 1990.
- Duncan KA: Health Information and Health Reform. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1994.
- Reingruber MC, Gregory WW: The Data Modeling Handbook. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1994.
- Montgomery SL: Object-Oriented Information Engineering. Boston: AP Professional/Harcourt Brace, 1994.
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