Healthcare Data Acquisition and Management

Learn to navigate complex data structures and efficiently retrieve the data needed to answer a question or solve a problem. Explore the types and sources of healthcare data, along with methods for selecting, preparing, querying and transforming healthcare data.

Examine the range of data sources, including:

  • Administrative, clinical, patient-reported and external data (e.g., CCDs, HL-7 messages)
  • Common representations of data in health information systems (ICD, CPT)
  • Strategies for optimizing data quality
  • Querying tools and methods
  • Data preparation/transformation
  • Ethics, data ownership and privacy

Also covered are new models of healthcare data organization and analytics, such as clinical registries and query health.  

This is not a self-paced course. Students will progress through the course together. Lessons will be posted one week at a time. The previous week's lesson will remain available for the duration of the course. Students who enroll after the start date of the course will have to contact the instructor regarding missed lessons. 

Students will learn the basics of SQL programming, or improve their SQL skills, within the concepts of other course topics.

Note: For students starting the Healthcare Analytics Certificate Program, you may take Healthcare Data and Acquisition and Management as your first course if Introduction to Healthcare Analytics is not offered in the quarter you begin the program.

Academic Units
Section Number
Instruction Method
Online class

Section Notes

Course begins January 15 and ends March 25.

Enrollment Policies

Click here to view complete enrollment policy information including details on withdrawals and transfers.

Technical Requirements

To ensure your success in this online course, please review our technical requirements page. Additional, program specific software and analytical tool requirements may be found in the FAQs.


Group Discount

Groups of three or more, enrolled at the same time with a single payment method may receive a 10% discount on each enrollment.  Contact UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Student Services office to enroll your group: (530) 757-8777.

Info Session Discount

Attendees of UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Information Sessions may be eligible for $100 discount on a class by entering the Coupon Code provided at the Information Session.  Contact UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Student Services office, at (800) 752-0881, if you have questions about this discount.

Capitol Corridor Rider

Capitol Corridor riders are eligible for a one-time $100 discount on a UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education course (some exceptions apply). The Discount Code is available on the UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education course page on the Capitol Corridor’s onboard Wifi system.