Full Title INFORMATION SYSTEMS FOR GMP

Short Title INFORMATION SYSTEMS

Code COMP06018
Level 06
Credit 10

Author McGourty, Padraig
Department Life Sciences

Subject Area Computing
Attendence N/A%
Fee

Description
This module provides an introduction to computer applications. The module is designed to give the student practical knowledge in the fundamentals of Information Technology skills through the use of office software packages, and an understanding of the Internet and how it works. The student will also be introduced to some essential data protection and security measures that apply to computer generated documentation. The student will also gain an understanding of the concepts and fundamentals of computer based Information systems

The teaching methods used will be a combination of lectures, self-study, labs, tutorials, and any combination of discussion, case study, problem-solving exercises and computer-based learning.

Indicative Syllabus
Main components of computer systems and computer architecture to include a range of appropriate peripheral and storage devices.

Tasks using computer applications to include word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation software. Use of Internet & e-mail for research and communications.

Introduction to Information Systems. Types of Information Systems and types of Users. Information Systems Architectures. Persistence Strategies. Data Integrity and Retention.

Learning Outcomes
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to
  1. Identify the main component parts and peripheral devices of a standard computer system.

  2. Create documentation using Word processing software incorporating a range of data management and editing techniques.

  3. Compile and edit data sets using Spread sheet software to include formulae, chart construction, and object linking.

  4. Produce slides using Presentation software for staging presentations incorporating a range of multi-media techniques.

  5. Use Internet for academic research and e-mail for communication purposes.

  6. Explain, use appropriately, and differentiate clearly between key terms (e.g. data, database, DBMS).

  7. Explain the evolution of information systems technology.

  8. Identify, describe, and differentiate between different information system types (e.g. personal, departmental, enterprise).

  9. Define data quality, accuracy and timeliness, and explain their importance.

  10. Enumerate and describe mechanisms for data collection.

  11. Enumerate and describe the basic issues of retention, security, and backup.


Assessment Strategies
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Assessment Facilitites
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Module Dependencies
Pre Requisite Modules
None
Co Requisite Modules
None
Incompatible Modules
None

Coursework Assessment Breakdown %
Course Work / Continuous Assessment 70 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Examination 30 %

Coursework Assessment Breakdown

Description Outcome Assessed % of Total Assessment Week
Practical activities performed in class 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11 - OnGoing
Continuous assessment through short question quizzes in Moodle and practical assignments. 1,2,3,4,5 70 OnGoing


End Exam Assessment Breakdown

Description Outcome Assessed % of Total Assessment Week
Final Exam 6,7,8,9,10,11 30 End of Term


Distance Learning Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 0.00 Hours

Part Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload
Lecture Not Specified Lecture 4 Weekly 4.00

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 4.00 Hours

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 0.00 Hours

Online Learning Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 0.00 Hours

Resources
Book Resources
Ross A. Malaga, Information Systems Technology, 1st ed.; Prentice Hall, 2004.

Chapters 1 and 2 of Ramez Elmasri and Shamkant B. Navathe, Fundamentals of Database Systems, 4th ed.; Addison-Wesley, 2003.

Chapters 1 and 2 of C.J. Date, An Introduction to Database Systems, 8th ed.; Addison-Wesley, 2004.

O' Brien , James A 2004, Introduction to MIS with MISource and Powerweb, 12th Ed., McGraw-Hill Education

Laudon & Laudon, Essentials of Management Education, Prentice Hall International

O' Brien James A, management Information Systems, Managing Information Technology in the Networked Enterprise, McGraw Hill
Other Resources
None
Url Resources
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