|dc.description.abstract||This report keeps track of the author’s internship at AGADA Biosciences in Halifax, Nova
Scotia. AGADA Biosciences is a company who specializes in performing pre-clinical studies
using murine models. They focus on facilitating orphan drug development for industry, nonprofits,
and academic-based groups.
During the internship period, the author was assigned a role as software developer to design and
build an internal database for AGADA Biosciences with the purpose of efficiently retrieving data
from the database. Tasks performed by the author were managing data, designing database
models, recommending information systems, building the database, installing and implementing
systems, and reporting on progress.
This internship is highly related to the Health Informatics program. Knowledge learned from
Health Informatics can be applied to all of the required tasks. Most of the problems, such as
vague requirements,data quality issues, and time conflicts during the project can be solved with
Health Informatics solutions such as drawing ERD and BPMN diagrams.
Objectives were met by the end of the internship. The author also learned how to put Health
Informatics knowledge into practice and present results to employers. In addition, the author
experienced teamwork, working with database management systems, and data processing.
Several recommendations are made for the future works.||en_US