SHE Level 1
SCQF Credit Points 0.00
ECTS Credit Points 0.00
Module Code M1G506921
Module Leader Lina Petrakieva
School School of Health and Life Sciences
Subject SHLS - School Office
  • A (September start)
  • B (January start)
  • C (May start)

Pre-Requisite Knowledge


Summary of Content

This competence-based module focuses on the development on practical Information and Communication Technology (ICT) skills including file management, information retrieval, communication, word processing, spreadsheets and integration of IT applications. The basic content has been agreed by, and is in common with, a number of Scottish Universities. The Student ICT Skills module is aimed at helping students develop the skills mentioned above as well as giving them the confidence in ICT to be able to apply these skills in other ways throughout the course of their study.


The topics covered will be: Introduction to computers - using the Windows/Mac desktop Logging on and off a network File management - copy, delete, rename, move files and folders etc. Use of email to send and receive mail Producing documents using IT - word processing software Working with numbers using IT - using spreadsheets to organise data and produce charts Searching and retrieving information on the World Wide Web and the Library Catalogue Transferring data between files in the same application and between different applications

Learning Outcomes

Students successfully completing this module should be able to:Understand the basics of a Graphical User Interface Carry out elementary file managementUse electronic mailUse a word processorUse a spreadsheet packageSearch for information using the University on-line library catalogueSearch for information on the InternetMove data between files in the same application and between applications

Teaching / Learning Strategy

The module will consist primarily of student-centered practical labs including the use of self-paced, paper-based teaching materials as well as computer based learning and web materials. Tutor support and drop-in clinics will be available where required. Students will be encouraged to develop their skills and to demonstrate their competence through completion of a realistic practical exercise where all of the skills are tested.

Indicative Reading

Materials supplied by ICT Skills Group

Transferrable Skills

The core IT skills developed in this module are in themselves transferable skills. Students are encouraged to adopt an independent learning strategy through the use of student-centred, self-teach materials and software support mechanisms.

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Assessment (FDL) 2.00
Practicals (FDL) 10.00
Independent Learning (FDL) 13.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Exam (School) 2.00 100.00 40% Competence based practical test. (80% overall pass required with 50% minimum mark in each subject area).