George Mason University Health Informatics Program's

Boot Camp in Standard Query Language


About the courses:

This summer we are offering two classes: "HAP 361 Health Databases" and "HAP 464 Electronic Health Record Configuration and Data Analysis," each in a small section, 2-week boot camp format. There are only 15 spaces available in each section.  Classes will meet Monday-Friday from 9:30 to 2:30 for a two week period.  The first course is introduction to SQL and the second course is application of SQL to big data.  There are no pre-requisites for enrollment and no prior knowledge of coding is required.


Courses are taught in "flip" style, where most homework is done in class and most lectures are done at home.  Students receive one-on-one instruction and use real and massive data sets. Students are provided with free access to Microsoft SQL Server and course reading material. There are no exams in the course. Students show their mastery of the material through projects.  Undergraduate and non-degree students should register for the following courses:

  • HAP 361- Health Databases, May 21- June 1, 9:30 am to 2:30 pm

  • HAP 464- EHR Configuration and Data Analysis, June 4-15, 9:30 am to 2:30 pm

Graduate students should register for HAP 594, special topics.  Non-degree students should apply to the summer session before registering for the course.


Who should take this course?

This course is open to all students and working professionals needing SQL skills. These courses meet requirement for health informatics concentration in the health administration program.  HAP 464 also meets elective course requirement of Data Analytics program in Volgenau School of Engineering. All students should meet with their advisor to see how these two courses meet their program requirements.


About the Health Informatics Program

2 Courses on SQL

3 Credits in 2 weeks

6 Credits in 1  month

The health informatics programs at George Mason University include a concentration in the BS-Health Administration degree, a fully accredited masters in health informatics program, and a concentration in the health services research PhD program. The courses are taught by faculty actively involved in related research. (See for additional information.)   Contact the instructor at the following email with your questions and comments: