DBM 381

DBM 381

Course Design Guide
College of Natural Science
DBM/381 Version 3
Database Concepts
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Course Description

This course covers database concepts. Topics include data analysis, the principal data models with emphasis on the relational model, entity-relationship diagrams, database design, normalization, and database administration.


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University policies are subject to change. Be sure to read the policies at the beginning of each class. Policies may be slightly different depending on the modality in which you attend class. If you have recently changed modalities, read the policies governing your current class modality.

Course Materials

Pratt, P. J., & Adamski, J. J. (2012). Concepts of database management (7th ed.). Boston, MA: Course Technology, Cengage Learning.

All electronic materials are available on the student website.

Week One: Database Architecture in Health Care
Details Due Points
Objectives 1.1 Explain database architecture in health care.
1.2 Define health care database systems.
1.3 Define relational database systems.
1.4 Describe the needs of database users across the health care continuum.
Reading Read the Week One Read Me First.
Reading Read Ch. 1 of Concepts of Database Management.
Reading Read Ch. 2 of Concepts of Database Management.
Reading Read Ch. 3 of Concepts of Database Management.
Reading Read Ch. 4 of Concepts of Database Management.
Reading Read this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings.
Participation Participate in class discussion. 2
Discussion Questions Respond to weekly discussion questions. 3...

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