Scientific area: Information and Communication Technologies
Total working hours: 156
Total contact time: 15
The themes related to the technologies, the resources that can be used and the media that can be mobilized are elements of mandatory presence in the skills currently required, essentially for two reasons. The first is related to the social consensus and conviction that today, as in the near future, any citizen who does not have a minimal knowledge of these technologies is, in fact, a functional illiterate, being compromised their social and professional integration and the possibility of pursuing studies at advanced levels. The second is related to the fact that the functional structure of learning models, particularly in higher education, is changing rapidly, focusing more and more on research and using sources of information that are increasingly plural and strongly supported by technological platforms. In this sense, this UC that deals with the thematic areas of information technology integrates a set of contents that constitute the basis to guarantee to the individual the acquisition of knowledge and skills considered minimum for the understanding and use of Web resources and consequent mobilization of several media.
1. Web 2. Internet 3. Digital Media 4. Computer Science
It is intended that, at the end of this course, the student has acquired the following competencies:
-To be able to demonstrate knowledge about computer concepts, to characterize and distinguish analogue and digital information, to describe the main components of a computer and to identify several types of software;
-Know the basic principles and operation of the latest information technologies (media and Internet).
- Identify key concepts related to computer and Internet networks, distinguish and characterize intranet and extranet and identify digital threats and means of contamination of computer systems, indicating systems that allow their protection;
- Understand its importance and describe ways to implement computer audit methodologies.
1- Basic concepts of computer science.
2- Digital information.
3- Main components of a computer.
5- Computer networks and Internet.
6- Intranet and extranet.
7- Digital threats and means of contamination.
8- Protection systems.
9- Computer audit.
- “Informática e Tecnologias de Informação”, Paulo Francisco António, Edições Sílabo, ISBN: 978-972-618-784-4.
Continuous assessment is privileged: 2 or 3 digital written documents (e-folios) during the semester (40%) and a
presence-based final exam (p-folio) in the end of the semester (60%). In due time, students can alternatively choose to perform one
final presence-based exam (100%).