*Introduction to computing

posted Mar 31, 2014, 8:19 AM by Medical Parasitology Department   [ updated Apr 4, 2014, 6:09 AM ]


The aim of this program is to provide students with sufficient computing skills to enable them to produce quality academic reports, papers and presentations as outlined in the objectives below.


Intended learning outcomes (ILOs):

By the end of this module students should be able to:

  1. Create, edit, format, print and save files using Microsoft Word 2007
  2. Access and use the university computer network and electronic mail facilities
  3. Use Microsoft Excel 2007 for performing calculations, creating charts and managing data
  4. Use of Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 to create presentations.

Importance of the program:

Without doubt, there is no research or learning without use of computer. This program supports training on basic computing for Post graduate student and raise their computer skills.

Program regulation and outline:

This program is aimed at students with limited experience of computing.  Announcement for this program will be as soon as the agreement with the responsible staff members. Students who are reasonably competent in using a computer should sign up for preparing a simple presentation after a meeting with the program coordinator and should submit an approved certificate to the department.

Teaching Strategy and Learning time:

Each session will include short demonstrations using a computer-linked display, followed by periods of supervised work on a desktop computer using workbook-type materials.  Students are encouraged to practice outside the timetabled sessions.

Learning Time:

Total learning: the whole program depends on practical training sessions. Students are expected to attend all or at least 75% of the sessions to pass this program.


No formal assessment. The student is asked to present some data in the end of the practical sessions