PRINCIPLES OF COMPUTER SCIENCE
cod. 1007799

Academic year 2020/21
1° year of course - First semester
Professor
- Roberto GOLDONI
Academic discipline
Fisica applicata (a beni culturali, ambientali, biologia e medicina) (FIS/07)
Field
Scienze propedeutiche
Type of training activity
Basic
14 hours
of face-to-face activities
2 credits
hub:
course unit
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Integrated course unit module: PROPAEDEUTIC SCIENCES

Learning objectives

To provide students with knowledge, theory, basic 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,
etc..
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.

Prerequisites

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Course unit content

Short account of historical evolution from the first inventions in the 1600s
to the present Introduction to computer science and the use of
computers
General concepts on the operating principles
Functional analysis of the structure of a processor
Hardware: CPU Memory I/O devices
Binary system and Boolean operators
Information (text, numbers, images, sounds) and its digital
representation
Software
Basic software and operating systems
Application software
Notes on programs and algorithms
Computer networks
Local networks and geographical networks
Internet and its applications
Functional classification of application programs
Presentation of application programs for processing texts, presentations,
spreadsheets, programs
Use of the Internet network (navigation, electronic mail)
General concepts on the relationship between computer science and
medicine
Introduction to computer security, legal references and general concepts,
and a mention of the digital signature

Full programme

Short account of historical evolution from the first inventions in the 1600s
to the present Introduction to computer science and the use of
computers
General concepts on the operating principles
Functional analysis of the structure of a processor
Hardware: CPU Memory I/O devices
Binary system and Boolean operators
Information (text, numbers, images, sounds) and its digital
representation
Software
Basic software and operating systems
Application software
Use of Excel to organize data and charting
Use of MS Word for reports
Notes on programs and algorithms
Computer networks
Local networks and geographical networks
Internet and its applications
Functional classification of application programs
Presentation of application programs for processing texts, presentations,
spreadsheets, programs
Use of the Internet network (navigation, electronic mail)
General concepts on the relationship between computer science and
medicine
Introduction to computer security, legal references and general concepts,
and a mention of the digital signature.

Bibliography

Introduzione ai sistemi informatici
D. Sciuto, G. Buonanno, W. Fornaciari, L. Mari,
Mc Graw Hill, 2004
Lecture notes

Teaching methods

The course will be held through lectures to Students either in the classroom (“in presenza”) or in synchronous-streaming (“in telepresenza”) on the Teams platform. Therefore, the opportunity of Student/Teacher interaction will be preserved both face to face and remotely, by the simultaneous use of the Teams platform.
Lectures will be supported by slide presentations, which will be available to students on the Elly platform (https://elly.medicina.unipr.it).

Assessment methods and criteria

The achievement of the objectives of the module will be assessed
through a written examination, consisting in closed and open questions
on the topics of the course. This will allow to ascertain the knowledge and
the understanding of both the theoretical bases and their consequences.
The written examination will include the resolution of problems, to assess
the achievement of the ability to apply the acquired knowledge to a
simulated medical situations. All parts of the written exam will be equally
weighted in the final evaluation.
In case of the persistence of the health emergency, the exams will be conducted remotely, as follows:
structured written test conducted remotely (by Teams and Elly). The test consists of 30 multiple choice questions on the course contents (reference texts + documents uploaded to Elly during the course). There is no penalty for incorrect answers.
The final mark, reported directly on Esse3, will correspond to the arithmetic average of the assessments obtained in the written test.
Students with SLD / BSE must first contact Le Eli-che: support for students with disabilities, D.S.A., B.E.S. (https://sea.unipr.it/it/servizi/le-eli-che-supporto-studenti-con-disabilita-dsa-bes).

Other information

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