Courses Catalogue

Computer Skills

COURSE CODE: UCC 1108
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 2
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Clinical Medicine and Community Health, Diploma
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Allied Health Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

Students will learn basic computer skills to assist their English language learning. The course consists of an introduction to basic vocabulary and terminology related to computer and word processing Microsoft Word, the Internet, web search and email. Students will also use of different computer language software and programs to practice
English. An attempt will be made to support all students‟ individual needs

Course Justification
Computer skills have become increasingly important in health care organizations where    they depend on computerized technology to get work including making reports done. Computers feature programs such as spreadsheet, word-processing or presentation programs that help to make communication easier. Knowledge of how to access the Internet on a computer opens up different possibilities for clinical officers to communicate with coworkers or supervisors. Within the workplace, the graduates can use instant messaging programs, social media websites or email to communicate about workrelated topics.

Course aim
To equip the student with computer knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for learning, health care delivery and research.

Course learning outcomes 
At the end of the course, the student should be able to:
a)      Describe the classification and components of computer system.
b)      Apply the principles of computer operating systems and information processing.
c)      Apply common computer software packages for word processing and data management.
d)     Apply the skills of computer technology in learning, delivery of health care and research.