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School of Psychology
Course unit
PSM0014223, A.A. 2017/18

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2017/18

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
PS1082, Degree course structure A.Y. 2015/16, A.Y. 2017/18
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 2.0
Type of assessment Evaluation
Course unit English denomination COMPUTER USE
Department of reference Department of General Psychology
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Single Course unit The Course unit CANNOT be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit is available ONLY for students enrolled in COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY AND PSYCHOBIOLOGY

Teacher in charge GIANLUCA CAMPANA M-PSI/01

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Other -- -- 2.0

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period Second semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 2.0 14 36.0 No turn

Start of activities 26/02/2018
End of activities 01/06/2018

Examination board
Examination board not defined

Prerequisites: None
Target skills and knowledge: The lectures provide the elementary computing skills for using the pc and some of the most common softwares: MS-Word and MS-Excel.
Examination methods: PC-based, written examination. There will be a set of multiple-choice questions and practical exercises
Assessment criteria: The purpose of the exam is to assess whether the student has acquired theoretical and practical knowledge. The former evaluated through multiple-choice questions, the latter evaluated through exercises (e.g.: given a data set and an image depicting a graph, reproduce the same graph with Excel).
Course unit contents: The content of the lectures is identical to the modules 1, 2, 3, and 4 of the european computer driving licence (ECDL).
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Frontal lectures. During the lectures (that will be carried in the pc-room) the students will practice in using Word and Excel. In particular:
- Word: formatting a document
- Word: using the "styles"
- Excel: functions
- Excel: graphs
Additional notes about suggested reading: Any book that introduces to the first four modules of the ECDL. Here an example of these types of books:

Flora R. Heathcote & Pat M. Heathcote, Pass ECDL 5. Pearson Education Limited, Harlow, United Kingdom, 2009.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Mario R. Storchi, La nuova ECDL piĆ¹ Full Standard 2016. --: Edizioni Manna, 2016. Cerca nel catalogo