COMP06278 2020 Basic Computing for Health Sciences
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.
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.
Where the module mark is below 40%, the student will be asked to resubmit assignments for re-evaluation or repeat continuous assessment (practical).
Computers and their peripheral devices
Component parts of a computer
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
|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
Required & Recommended Book List
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.
2018-01-26 Computing Essentials 2019 27e
ISBN 1260098567 ISBN-13 9781260098563
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