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School of Psychology
Course unit
COMPUTER USE (Ult. numero di matricola pari)
PSM0014223, A.A. 2018/19

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2018/19

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
PS2295, Degree course structure A.Y. 2016/17, A.Y. 2018/19
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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 Developmental Psychology and Socialisation
E-Learning website
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 DEVELOPMENTAL, PERSONALITY AND INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS PSYCHOLOGY

Teacher in charge GERMANO PETTARIN

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

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

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

Start of activities 25/02/2019
End of activities 14/06/2019
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2016 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
7 2019 01/10/2019 30/09/2020 GINI GIANLUCA (Presidente)
POZZOLI TIZIANA (Membro Effettivo)
SCRIMIN SARA (Membro Effettivo)
6 2018 01/10/2018 30/09/2019 PETTARIN GERMANO (Presidente)
LENZI MICHELA (Membro Effettivo)
VIENO ALESSIO (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: nothing
Target skills and knowledge: The course aims to provide the tools to use IT systems appropriately and understand the principles of their organization and functioning. In particular, the course is designed to teach the basics of data encoding, computer architectures and the manipulation / sharing of information.
Use tools for processing data in particular spreadsheets appropriately.
Integrate the spreadsheet with the other Office Automation tools (Mail Merge).
Examination methods: The test is in written form.
Each candidate must answer a series of multiple choice questions on the course program. Each question has four possible answers, of which only one is correct. The candidate must therefore indicate only one answer. The questions are drawn from those proposed in the course manual where there are the correct answers or are similar. By studying the topics of the text and practicing on the questions present, an adequate preparation for the exam is obtained.
To pass the test you must correctly answer 18 questions out of 30, equal to 60%
The duration of the test is 45 minutes
Assessment criteria: exceeding 60% of correct answers in the test
Course unit contents: Information and its codification: concept in information, data coding (binary).
Hardware architecture of a computer: von Neumann machine, CPU, memory, peripherals.
Operating Systems and Software: types of operating systems, process management, peripherals and memory.
Networks and the Internet: local networks, the Internet and the Web.
Computers and society
Information processing and sharing: spreadsheet. The fundamental elements. Overview of the pivot tables.
Integration between Word and Excel: the mail merge
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: frontal lesson
Additional notes about suggested reading: Course Manual:
We recommend the purchase of the textbook in the NEW EDITION. Check the presence of the red "New edition" sticker on the cover

Germano Pettarin
Manual of IT Skills
Aras Edizioni, Fano,
year 2015
308 pp.

ISBN 9788898615827

Also available in any online store (IBS, WEBSTER, UNIVERSITY LIBRARY, BOL ... etc.) or directly at the publishing house by sending an email to
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Germano Pettarin, Manuale di Abilità Informatiche. Fano: Aras Edizioni, 2015. ISBN 9788898615827 Cerca nel catalogo