Farr Institute London Short Courses


SQL for Biomedical Researchers

Databases are increasingly being used for the rapid querying and construction of complex datasets in health and social care. This two-day short course will introduce the theory behind the relational data model and enable participants to understand how data can be modelled and stored in a relational database and the different data types that are used.

Through practical-driven sessions, participants will learn how to model biomedical data in a contemporary relational database management system and how to craft simple and complex queries for analysing and transforming the data.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will:

  • understand the relational data model, data types and basic data modelling techniques;
  • have learned how to pre-format and load their data in a database system;
  • have learned how to create simple and complex queries using SQL.

Course Team

Dr Arturo Gonzalez-Izquierdo (Lead tutor)
Dr Spiros Denaxas
Dr Václav Papez