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SQL Database Management Software (join a waiting list)
The Farr Institute, University College of London, 222 Euston Road, London
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Course number: ADRCE-training035 Denaxas
Course places are limited and registration by 20th June 2017 is strongly recommended.
Summary of Course:
Database systems are increasingly being used for working with medical data and enable the rapid querying of complex data in health and social care. This short course will introduce the theory behind the relational data model and enable participants to gain an understanding on how data can be modelled and stored in a relational database system and what different data types are used. Through a series of practical-driven sessions using real-life data, students will learn how to load existing data in a contemproary relational database management system and how to craft simple and complex queries for analysing the data. By the end of the course, students will be able to load, format and export data in a format suitable for analysis by common statistical packages
• Introduction to course and main objectives
• Main RDBMS data types, choosing the right data type for the right field
• Multi-table queries
By the end of the course participants will:
a) understand the relational data model, data types and basic data modeling techniques
b) learn how to pre-format and load their data in a database system
c) learn how to create simple and complex queries using SQL
Computer Software and Computer workshops:
This is a computer laboratory based course
Dr Spiros Denaxas, Dr Arturo Gonzalez-Izquierdo, Harry Boutselakis, Dr Kenan Direk
Epidemiologists, medical statisticians and other researchers working with electronic health records data
Some experience of working in a statistical package. Participants will have to sign confidentiality and data use agreements at the start of the course.
Time Title of session:
09:00-09:30 Registration and coffee
09:30-10:30 Session #1: Introduction
10:45-11:30 Session #2: Basic SQL
11:30-12:30 Session #3: Practical on previous session
13:30-14:00 Session #4: Intermediate SQL
14:00-15:00 Session #5: Practical on previous session
15:15-16:00 Session #6: Relational database modelling
16:00-16:50 Session #7: Practical on previous session
16:50-17:00 Summary and Q&A session
Participants will receive written course notes.
Podcasts for some of our previous courses can be found at https://adrn.ac.uk/about/network/england/training-podcasts/
Our courses are very popular and are often oversubscribed. If you cannot attend a course you have registered for, it is essential to kindly notify us a minimum of 30 days in advance so that your place can be released for another attendee. Details of our cancellation policy are here: http://store.southampton.ac.uk/help/?HelpID=1 . Please see our full course list here: http://store.southampton.ac.uk/browse/product.asp?compid=1&modid=5&catid=113.
Dr Spiros Denaxas
University of Southampton/ADRC-E
Intermediate (some prior knowledge)
The fee per day is: 1. £30 - For UK registered postgraduate students 2. £60 - For staff at UK academic institutions, Research Council UK funded researchers, UK public sector staff and staff at UK registered charity organisations 3. Free Place for ADRC/ADRN/ADS staff 4. £220 - For all other participants All fees include event materials, lunch, morning and afternoon tea. They do not include travel and accommodation costs.
Website and registration
SQL, RDBMS data types, SELECT, SORT Group, UPDATE, INDEX, Relational Database Modelling
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