Learning outcomes of the course unit
To provide students a basic knowledge of computer technologies available today.
At the end of the course the student should be able to know the basic
characteristics of the computer, the network's potential with regard to
the sharing of resources and data access , software for writing and data
entry , accessing and updating of data on the database, filling out forms,
Describe the possible applications of PCs in medicine with regard to the
acquisition and analysis of signals and images, the management of the
department, the clinical decision support and teaching.
Use the basic tools of surfing the net to find the sources nursing
Critically analyze the sources nursing according to the criteria of
evidence based nursing.
Course contents summary
the course will deal with basic informatics instruments to be used to prepare texts, do a presentation or a database/medical records. In the first part, we will use Microsoft Word (or a freeware analogue). Apart the basic functions, we will consider: the insertion of informatics objects (e.g. excel tables, graphs, formulae, etc), tables, summary, document format, added components. In the second part, we will use Microsoft Powerpoint (or a freeware analogue).
The slides of the course and basic books on the use of Microsoft Office (or freeware analogue).
Lessons will be prevalently frontal, but they will be integrated with examples, simulations and exercises. The student will have the possibility to repeat them directly on his/her computer during the lesson or at home.
Assessment methods and criteria
The exam can be done with computer. It will assess the independence of the student to manage the software through the creation of a project/simulation similar to those shown during the course. It will be a suitability exam.