Databases for Biomedicine and Bioinformatics (2010/2011)

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Barbara Oliboni
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Teaching is organised as follows:
Activity Credits Period Academic staff Timetable
Teoria 5 II semestre Barbara Oliboni
Laboratorio 1 II semestre Barbara Oliboni

Lesson timetable

II semestre
Activity Day Time Type Place Note
Teoria Monday 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall C  
Teoria Wednesday 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM lesson Lecture Hall H  

Learning outcomes

The main aim of this course is introducing the students to designing biomedical databases, after having reminded the same concepts in the classical context.
Moreover, bioinformatic database management will be considered, with particular attention to semistructured data and the related information retrieval techniques.


- Elements of database design
-- Conceptual database design
-- Logical database design

- Biomedical databases
-- Clinical data repository design
-- Electronic medical record
-- Health information systems
--- Interoperability standards and medical classifications

- Bioinformatic databases
-- Semistructured data management
-- Information retrieval techniques
-- XML and BIO

Assessment methods and criteria

Written test with exercises and questions.

Reference books
Activity Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Teoria P. ATZENI, S. CERI, S. PARABOSCHI, R. TORLONE Basi di dati- Modelli e linguaggi di interrogazione (Edizione 3) McGraw-Hill 2009 9788838666001 Capitoli 1, 2, 7, 8 e 9.
Teoria R. Maceratini, F. L. Ricci Il medico on-line. Manuale di Informatica Medica. Verduci Editore 2000 88-7620-575-6 Capitoli 5 e 6.
Teoria Robert R. Korfhage Information Storage and Retrieval Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.   Capitoli 1, 3 (escluse sezioni 3.4, 3.5 e 3.7), 4 (escluse sezioni da 4.7 a 4.12) e 5 (escluse sezioni 5.5, 5.6, 5.7 e 5.10)
Teoria Elliotte Rusty Harold, W. Scott Means XML Guida di riferimento Apogeo 2001 8873038174 Capitoli 1, 2, 3 e 4
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