Monday, March 28, 2011

INFO 1: Informatics

Course Description

This is a basic course in Informatics that will teach nursing students the fundamentals of Information Technology.

Pre-requisite: None
Credits: 3 units

Course Outline

  • The Information Age

  • Computer Systems: Hardware, Software, and Connectivity

  • The Computer and Its Operating System Environment

  • Introduction to Word Processing

  • Introduction to Presentation Graphics

  • Introduction to Spreadsheets

  • Using the World Wide Web

  • Introduction to Databases

  • Introduction to Computers for Healthcare Professionals by Irene Joos et al.

  • Information Technology Fundamentals by Gisela A. Albano et al.

  • Essentials of Nursing Informatics by Virginia K. Saba and Kathleen A. McCormick

Grading System
  • Assignments (10%)

  • Quizzes (10%)

  • Laboratory Exercises (20%)

  • Participation (10%)

  • Examination (50%)

  • Every week, students are required to submit at least three researches about technology (hardware or software) used in the area of Health and Medicine.

  • Laboratory exercises will be given in class and should be complied based on the date identified by the instructor.

  • All returned assignments, quizzes, researches, and laboratory exercises should be kept by students. These will be compiled and submitted as a requirement for the Finals.

  • Time: 1:30 - 3:00 pm (Monday - Friday)

  • Duration: 6 weeks

  • Venue: IT Laboratory 3, Bro. Bernard Curtin Hall

  • Students should come to class on time.

  • A student with three absences will be droppped from the class.

  • Three cases of tardiness will be considered one absent.

Submission of Works
  • Students are reminded to submit their requirements on time. Points will be deducted for late submission of requirements.

  • Laboratory exercises, quizzes, and seatworks should be finished on time.


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