MEDICAL INFORMATION METHODS
Learning outcomes of the course unit
At the end of the course, the student should be able to:
-write and format a .DOC/.DOCX text by insert data, graphs, tables, summary and bibliographic references;
-create and animate a presentation;
-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).
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.
Probably, lectures will be held either in the classroom or in synchronous-streaming on the Teams platform, depending on Covid-19 emergency condition.
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 similar to that of the other modules of propaedeutic sciences I.