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390.677.01 Database Design and Implementation in Clinical Research


Clinical Investigation
Summer term
2 credits
Academic Year:
2019 - 2020
East Baltimore
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Cristina DeNardo
Course Instructor :

Presents basic concepts of relational database design for clinical and basic research. Topics covered include: a) development of data collection forms, b) design of a relational database, c) data quality control, and d) importing and exporting collected data across different platforms. Access is the primary environment but the principles easily carryover to REDCap.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Construct a database environment for efficient storage and access of data
  2. Perform queries for data quality control and exportation to statistical packages for analysis
  3. Describe the relational database environment
Methods of Assessment:

Class participation and completion of assignments.

Enrollment Restriction:

Restricted to individuals in the SOCI certificate program or GTPCI students.

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for all students

Consent Note:

All students must get consent from instructor (Naresh Punjabi) or GTPCI Academic Administrator (Cristina DeNardo)

For consent, contact:

Special Comments:

First in a five-course series; held in a computer lab. The dates for 2018-19 are 7/23, 7/25, 7/26, 7/30, 8/1, 8/2, 8/6, 8/8 (8 sessions; taught 5:00-7:00 pm)