National University




NSG657 Clinical Database Systems

Lead Faculty: Dr. Mary Kracun

Course Description

Focus is on historical, theoretical, and application issues in the design and administration of clinical database management systems. Design techniques to support requirements are addressed with emphasis on understanding user views and translating them into data models, development of data dictionaries, analysis of processing and storage resources.

Learning Outcomes

  • Select a database structure for a selected clinical or administrative database.
  • Discriminate between database design strategies through the application of a set of formal rules.
  • Use data flow diagrams to describe data flows and DBMS requirements to coordinate the design of data collection and presentation tools with database structures.
  • Use a database design language (DBDL) to create the structure for an enterprise or departmental database.
  • Use a query language to extract information from a DBMS.