General Details

Full Title
Transcript Title
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Subject Area
COMP - Computing
LIFE - Life Sciences
06 - NFQ Level 6
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2014 - Full Academic Year 2014-15
End Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
Padraig McGourty, Akinlolu Akande
Programme Membership
SG_SAPPL_H08 201300 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Applied Archaeology SG_SFISH_C06 201300 Higher Certificate in Science in Science SG_SPHAR_C06 201300 Higher Certificate in Science in Pharmaceutical Science SG_SOCCU_G07 201300 Bachelor of Science in Occupational Safety & Health SG_SOCCU_H08 201400 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Occupational Safety and Health SG_JSCIE_X06 201400 Certificate SG_SAGRI_G06 000000 Higher Certificate in Science in Agri-Food Science SG_SOCCU_B07 201600 Bachelor of Science in Occupational Safety and Health SG_SHEAL_H08 201600 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Science in Health Science and Physical Activity SG_SSCIE_H08 201600 Bachelor of Science (Honours) SG_SSCIE_C06 201600 Higher Certificate in Science SG_SSCIE_H08 201700 Bachelor of Science (Honours) SG_SHUMA_H08 201700 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Human Nutrition SG_SHUMA_B07 201700 Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition SG_SAPPL_B07 201700 Bachelor of Science in Applied Archaeology SG_SAPPL_C06 201700 Higher Certificate in Science in Applied Archaeology SG_SAPPL_H08 201700 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Applied Archaeology SG_SSCIE_C06 201700 Higher Certificate in Science SG_SHUMA_B07 201800 Bachelor of Science in Science in Human Nutrition SG_SAGRI_B07 201800 Bachelor of Science in Science in Agri-Food Science SG_SAGRI_H08 201800 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Science in Agri-Food Science

This module deals with the practical applications of Information Technology. It serves as an introduction to the computer systems the student will use while taking their chosen course in the college. It also covers the fundamental skills of word processing, presentation and spreadsheet software.

The teaching methods used will be a combination of lectures, self-study, labs, tutorials, problem-solving exercises and computer-based learning.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Log onto the college network to perform printing and standard file management tasks on the network and for file management on removable storage devices.


Use the Moodle Virtual Learning Environment to access module notes, complete MCQs and upload content


Identify the main component parts and peripheral devices of a standard computer system.


Create documentation using Word processing software incorporating a range of data management and editing techniques.


Produce a professional presentation using presentation software


Compile and edit data sets using Spread sheet software to include formulae, chart construction, and object linking.

Module Assessment Strategies

This module will be assessed by means of practical activities done in the computer laboratory during the weekly practical sessions, assignments in the word processing and presentations section which will be completed durning the students independent learning. There will also be a computer laboratory based assessment at the end of the module to ensure the student has met the learning outcomes and has taken on board the feedback given during the weekly practical sessions and the assignments already completed.

Module Dependencies


Indicative Syllabus

Intrdouction to IT Sligo Computer Systems

  • Email
  • Moodle
  • Network Drive for File Storage
  • Priniting

Computers and their peripheral devices

  • Component parts of a computer
  • Input/Output Devices


Word Processing - Microsoft Word (Desktop and Online Version)

  • Document creation, document structure and formatting
  • Insertion of Tables and Images to a document
  • Insert Mathematical and Scientific Equations and Chemical Symbols into a Word Document
  • Use of Spell Checker and the track changes functionality
  • Insertion of Tables of Contents, Citations and Tables of References
  • Introduction of MS Office Live

Presentation - Microsoft PowerPoint (Desktop and Online Version)

  • Fundamental rules in creating a presentations using software
  • Apply a design to a presentation
  • Apply animation to a presentation
  • Use the master slide to alter the design of a presentation
  • Integrate images, diagrams and other media into a presentation

Spreadsheets - Microsoft Excel

  • Input data into a spreadsheet
  • Perform basic calculations using formulae
  • Use the SUM, AVERAGE, MAX, MIN and COUNT functions to perform calculations
  • Produce relevant charts to describe a data set (Column, Bar, Line and Pie Charts)
  • Format data in a spreadsheet for printing as a report.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Practical Evaluation Weekly class activities Formative UNKNOWN - % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5,6
2 Multiple Choice MCQ on Computer Systems Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 10 % Week 3 1,2,3
3 Assignment Creation of a report in MS Word Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 25 % Week 7 4
4 Assignment Creation of a presentation in MS PowerPoint Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 25 % Week 11 5
5 Continuous Assessment End of Module Assessment covering Word Processing, Presentations and Spreadsheets Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 40 % Week 13 4,5,6

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Laboratory Practical Computer Laboratory Laboratory Practical 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Self Study 5 Weekly 5.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 2.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Williams, B. and Sawyer, S. (2012). Using Information Technology 10e, McGraw-Hill, U.S.A

Bucki, L. (2013). Office 2013 Library, Wiley, U.S.A

Marmel, E. (2013). Office 2013 Simplified, Wiley, U.S.A


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