Combined Bachelor's + Master's degree in Dentistry and Dental Prosthetics

Behavioural Sciences and Scientific Methodology - INFORMATICA

Course code
Name of lecturer
Andrea Sboarina
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
LEZIONI 1° SEMESTRE 2°-3°-4°-5°-6° ANNO dal Oct 1, 2018 al Dec 21, 2018.

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Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The course aims to introduce students to the basic concepts of computer science, such as the concepts of algorithm, code and coding, programming language, architecture of a calculator.


1. Introduction and IT history
2. Information encoding
3. Algorithms and problem solving.
4. Languages for information encoding
5. The transmission of information
6. Basics on hardware: the architecture of a computer.
7. Basics on software: the operating system.
8. Applications
9. Security

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Sciuto, Buonanno, Mari Introduzione ai sistemi informatici 5/ed McGraw-Hill 2014 9788838668326

Assessment methods and criteria

The exam is aimed to verify the degree of learning of the student abaut the course topics.
The exam consists of written test with exercises, theory questions and multiple choice questions.
Each exercise/question will be associated with a score (reported in the text of the exam)
The maximum score achievable is 32 points.
To pass the course the student must obtain a minimum score of 18 points.
The final grade corresponds to the sum of the scores obtained for each exercise/question up to a maximum of 30. In order to obtain the grade of excellence (30 cum laude) the student must have answered correctly and comprehensively all the exercises/questions proposed (test score of 32 points) .

The student can take every exam session and he can take it again as many time as he/she like (within the end of academic year).
The student, that have achieved a positive test evaluation, must communicate to the professor if he/she accepts the evaluation or , at the contrary, he/she want to repeat the test.
If the student take the test again, delivering the answers to the professor, the evaluation of the previous test will be lost definitively.


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