THEORETICAL COMPUTER SCIENCE
Course unit partition: PARMA

Academic year 2023/24
1° year of course - Second semester
Professor
- Roberto GOLDONI
Academic discipline
Informatica (INF/01)
Field
Ambito aggregato per crediti di sede
Type of training activity
Base
20 hours
of face-to-face activities
1 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit
in ITALIAN

Course unit partition: THEORETICAL COMPUTER SCIENCE

Learning objectives

To provide students with knowledge, theory and practical, 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

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.
Laboratory:
authentication and authorization systems
Security in access permissions
Excel and statistic bases
Research on generic and specialized search engines

Bibliography

Introduzione ai sistemi informatici
Mc Graw Hill
Lecture notes

Teaching methods

The frontal lesson and laboratory will have an interactive approach with the use of audiovisual aids. Classroom discussion with the students will be encouraged as well as group and individual exercises

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, and a practical exam. 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.

Other information

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