MEDICAL INFORMATION METHODS
Learning outcomes of the course unit
-Ability to write and format a .DOC/.DOCX text by indert data, graphs, tables, summary and bibliographic references;
-Ability to create and animate a presentation;
-Ability to create and compile medical records and to manage the patients’ database;
-Basic use of the ELLY platform.
Course contents summary
After a brief introduction about computer functioning, the course will deal with basic informatics instruments to be used by a medical doctor 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). In the third part, after a brief revision of Microsoft Excel (already seen in data elaboration), we will see the basic use of Microsoft Access. Finally, we will handle a software to insert the bibliographic references in the text (e.g. Endnote) as an introduction to the module of Bibliographic Research (II year). We will perform some lessons/exercises in e-learning, after a brief guide on the use of ELLY platform.
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. About seven hours will be done in e-learning. The student will watch a video and immediately after he/she will respond to a linked test (ELLY platform).
Assessment methods and criteria
Apart the e-learning test that will verify the understanding of the watched videos, 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 similar to that of the other modules of propaedeutic sciences I.