COMP06278 2020 Basic Computing for Health Sciences

General Details

Full Title
Basic Computing for Health Sciences
Transcript Title
Basic Computing for Health Sci
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Subject Area
COMP - Computing
HEAL - Health & Nutritional Sciences
06 - NFQ Level 6
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2020 - Full Academic Year 2020-21
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Akinlolu Akande
Programme Membership
SG_SINFO_B07 202000 Bachelor of Science in Health and Medical Information Science SG_SINFO_C06 202000 Higher Certificate in Science in Health and Medical Information Science

This module provides an overview of computer concepts and introductory training in the use of computer hardware and software. The module will provide a study of how to use word processing, presentation and electronic spreadsheet applications.

Learning Outcomes

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


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 spreadsheet software to include formulae and chart construction

Teaching and Learning Strategies

The module will adopt some principles of universal design for learning by using combination of online lectures, self-study, problem-solving exercises and computer-based learning. It will also employ a "flipped classroom" approach where students will engage with Moodle based notes, videos and quizzes before lecture sessions.

Module Assessment Strategies

Students will be assessed in a variety of ways with feedbacks enhanced by technology. The module will be assessed by means of weekly practical sessions, assignments in the word processing and presentations sections which will be completed during 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.

Repeat Assessments

Where the module mark is below 40%, the student will be asked to resubmit assignments for re-evaluation or repeat continuous assessment (practical).

Indicative Syllabus

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

Presentation - Microsoft PowerPoint (Desktop and Online Version)

Fundamental rules in creating a presentation 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

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Practical Evaluation Weekly activities Continuous Assessment Practical Evaluation 20 % OnGoing 2,3,4
2 Online Quizzes Continuous Assessment Multiple Choice 25 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4
3 Creation of a report in Word Practical Practical Evaluation 20 % Week 7 2
4 Assignment Creation of a presentation in PowerPoint Project Individual Project 10 % Week 11 3
5 End of Module Assessment covering Presentations and Spreadsheets Continuous Assessment Practical Evaluation 25 % Week 13 3,4

Online Learning Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Online Lecture Online Lecture 1 Weekly 1.00
Practical Online Practical 2 Weekly 2.00
Total Online Learning Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Required Reading
2015-11-02 Office 2016 Simplified John Wiley & Sons
ISBN 9781119074748 ISBN-13 1119074746

Explains how to effectively utilize the latest version of the integrated software package, covering Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Publisher, OneNote, and Access.

Required Reading
2018-01-26 Computing Essentials 2019 27e
ISBN 1260098567 ISBN-13 9781260098563

How are you learning about the most important, essential, and current concepts of information technology? Computing Essentials 2019 allows you to Make IT Work for You by presenting the effect of information technology on people, privacy, ethics, and our environment. Current examples, references and exercises allow students to be successful in understanding today's role of Computer Information Technology. This definitive approach provides the essentials students need while bringing them a full digital solution through Connect. Connect is a teaching and learning platform that is proven to deliver better results for students and instructors. Connect empowers students by continually adapting to deliver precisely what they need, when they need it, and how they need it, so class time is more engaging and effective. O'Leary; Computing Essentials 2019: Make IT Work for You!

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