BIF805 - Biological Data Systems

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Subject Title
Biological Data Systems

Subject Description
This course describes relational data models and database management systems; teaches the theories and techniques of constructing relational databases to store various biological data, including sequences, structures, genetic linkages and maps, and signal pathways. Students are provided with an introduction to the relational database query language SQL and the ORACLE database management system, with an emphasis on answering biologically important questions. This course provides an overview of currently existing biological databases, and describes web based programming tools to make databases accessible. Questions in data integration and security will also be addressed. Future directions for biological database development will be explored.

Credit Status
Credit Status: One credit towards the Bioinformatics (BIF) post-diploma program.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Theories and techniques of constructing databases that store biological information
2. Basic SQL and Oracle RDBMS (relational database management systems)
3. Web-based programming tools to make biological databases accessible

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