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School of Psychology
Course unit
PSP3049131, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2019/20

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
PS1978, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEMS
Department of reference Department of General Psychology
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge MAURO MIGLIARDI ING-INF/05

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines ING-INF/05 Data Processing Systems 6.0

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

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 42 108.0 No turn

Start of activities 02/03/2020
End of activities 12/06/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2017 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
7 2019 01/01/2019 30/09/2020 MIGLIARDI MAURO (Presidente)
FERRARI CARLO (Membro Effettivo)
MORO MICHELE (Membro Effettivo)
NANNI LORIS (Membro Effettivo)
ZINGIRIAN NICOLA (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: As classes are in Italian, knowledge of the Italian language is required.
Target skills and knowledge: The course provides an introduction to the issues and the technologies related to computing and networking. This introduction allows the applied cognitive psychologist to approach the now pervasive ICT tools with a view that is neither naive nor passive towards the instruments themselves .
Examination methods: Tests and open-ended questions that are weight-averaged to define the final mark.
From one to two hours according to the complexity of the specific test set.
Alternatively, it is possible to present a short thesis on a topic discussed with the professor.
Use of English language is possible on request.
The book and most of the material may be found in English too.
Assessment criteria: Both operational and theoretical competence will be checked.
Course unit contents: The course introduces computing architectures , digital representation of information, operating systems , networks (both in the general case and with particular attention ot the Internet); the course also addresses issues such as privacy , information security and the use of new technologies in prosthetic devices for cognitive disorders .
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Classroom teaching
Additional notes about suggested reading: Additional learning material will be provided through the e-learning portal
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Snyder, Lawrence; Amoroso, Alessandro, Fluencyconoscere e usare l'informaticaLawrence Snyder, Alessandro Amoroso. Milano: Pearson, 2015. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Case study
  • Flipped classroom

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)