The course has the purpose of
teaching students the basic knowledge of computer science
enable the student to use the tools with more awareness of their potential
At the end of the course the student should be able to
Knowing the main components of a computer
know the difference between operating systems and applications
discover the power of search engines for research in medical science
use a spreadsheet, word processing
learn the main concepts of databases and know how to use them
properly use search engines
Hardware components of the PC. Von Neumann machine. Main memory, CPU, IO devices and mass storage. Operating system and applications. File System.
Types and topology of computer networks. ISO-OSI stack, the Internet, intranets, and extranets. TCP-IP protocol. Links of medical and veterinary interest. Binary encoding in multiple bases and ascii.
Definitions and algorithms built using flowcharts. Telemedicine and examples of recent applications. Search engines. Law and information security. EHR. Examples of applications of electronic medical records and databases. Word Processing using Microsoft Word. Using the spreadsheet using Microsoft Excell. Relational database theory and applications Access.
Slide class, optional books ECDL or general computing.