Courses Catalogue

Computer Applications In Research

COURSE CODE: UCC 9002
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 4
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Doctor of philosophy of development studies programme
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Humanities and Social Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Postgraduate

Course Description

This course will introduce students to information systems in the modern age and their use in research and development. The course covers theoretical and software aspects of computers and other ICTs, particularly how they work and their use in a research and other organisations and enterprises in terms of creating and managing information.

 

Course Objectives

This course aims at exploring computers and information systems as useful tools in research and development and management of information. 

 

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the Course Unit, students should be able to:

  • Define computers and ICTs;
  • Classify the role and types of computers and information systems in the modern world;
  • Understand how computers and information technology improve research and other processes;
  • Understand the ethical and social issues related to information systems and research;
  • Appreciate the role of computers and ICTs in creating and maintaining information systems.