Databases for Biomedicine and Bioinformatics (2013/2014)

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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
esercitazioni 1 II semestre Barbara Oliboni

Lesson timetable

II semestre
Activity Day Time Type Place Note
teoria Wednesday 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall L from Apr 9, 2014  to Jun 13, 2014
teoria Thursday 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM lesson Lecture Hall G from Mar 6, 2014  to Jun 13, 2014
teoria Friday 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall F from Mar 7, 2014  to Jun 13, 2014

Learning outcomes

The main aim of this course is introducing the students to manage biomedical and bioinformatics databases.
In particular, the management of semistructured data will be considered, with particular attention to the related information retrieval techniques.


- The eXtensible Markup Lamguage (XML)

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

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

Assessment methods and criteria

Written test with exercises and questions.