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Record linkage and bioinformatics

Module leads

Martin Landray Martin Landray

Will Herrington Will Herrington

Learning objectiveS:

  • To appreciate the range of routine healthcare data available for population health research
  • To become familiar with the ethical and regulatory aspects of using rountine healthcare data for research purposes
  • To appreciate the technical aspects of record linkage, data processing, outcome phenotyping and statistical analysis of linked data
  • To be able to incorporate rountine healthcare data into the design of large-scale epidemiological studies


  1. Introduction to sources, content and uses of routinely available data about disease and health care
  2. Record linkage and data processing
  3. Information governance
  4. Generating information on phenotype
  5. Exploiting new technologies for large-scale health
  6. Issues in the analysis of electronic medical records and other linked data
  7. The use of routine data for efficient randomised trials