503 FETP: Epidemiologic Application of Microcomputers
To enable students to use computers as a tool in their routine epidemiological studies and report writing activities. At the
end of this course should be
conversant with the commonly used computer hardware, operating systems and software
able to produce a well formatted document using a word processing software and a graphical package
able to use computer for data analysis while using Epi Info software

Course Outline:
Introduction to computer software/ hardware/ operating systems currently in use
Skill development in word processing using a currently popular software e.g. Microsoft word
Skill development in graphic presentation using a currently popular software e.g. Microsoft powerpoint
Skill development in worksheet using a currently popular software e.g. Microsoft Excel
Skill development in using internet and email for search of epidemiological material and communication
Using Epi Info (windows based) for designing data entry form, entering data into computer and data analysis

Teaching Strategy:
Teaching will consists of short lectures followed by on-hand training on computers for skill development.

Course Assessment:
The course will contribute 200 marks to the final evaluation. Assessment will be based on evaluation of
Microsoft Office assignments 15% (30 marks)
Epi-Info assignments 85% (170 marks)
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