Module Title:Applications and Interpersonal Communications
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 8 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: The intention with this module is to adapt a more student-centred approach to teaching and learning. Students will be required to take responsibility for their own learning. A very much practical/hands-on approach will be used where the students will be expected to ‘learn by doing’. The lecturer’s role is that of a facilitator who will create a positive environment for effective student learning.
Module Aim: This module introduces students to the skills and knowledge necessary to allow them to communicate effectively in the work environment. It aims to prepare students on how to use office applications to enhance their communication skills. It also aims to prepare students to design, create and maintain a basic web site.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Use and apply the key features and functions of spreadsheets.
LO2 Use a database management system to create and maintain basic databases including tables, queries, forms and reports.
LO3 Design, create and maintain a basic web site using HTML.
LO4 Present on a specified topic or a topic of their choice showing an appreciation of how information is presented, how it is perceived and how it is assimilated.
LO5 Draft in the appropriate format reports, memos, letters, instructions and procedures.
LO6 Communicate effectively.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
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Requirements
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Interpersonal Communications
Using the relevant features and facilities in MS Office to prepare letters, memos, and reports relevant to the work environment; Document layout and structure; Document style and content; Document language and tone; Organisation of material; Clarity and completeness; Referencing. (28 hours)
MS Excel
Working in workbooks; using formulas; creating charts; organising and managing data in a list; creating a pivot table; what-if analysis; macros; auto-filters; advanced filters; and subtotals. (24 hours)
Presentations
Key features in MS PowerPoint; use PowerPoint to prepare a presentation; effective preparation; visual aids; delivery technique; persuasion technique; presentation practice and review. (24 hours)
Relational Database Management System
Uses and terminology; Table: saving and retrieving data; creating key fields; setting field properties; use of wizard; Queries: defining relationships; selection and update queries; use of the wizard; Forms: creating and modifying; use of wizards and auto-forms; Reports: creating and modifying; use of wizards and auto-reports; Import/export and working with external data. (20 hours)
Website creation using multimedia
Designing and creating basic web pages using HTML; use of different types of graphics, sound and video files; creating hyperlinks; introduction to web servers and hosting website. (24 Hours)
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment100.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Assessment 1 (15%) The student will be assessed on their knowledge of word processing and spreadsheets. They will also be required to use these applications in order to produce different forms of written communication. 1,6 15.00 Week 9
Practical/Skills Evaluation Assessments 2 (15%) The student will be assessed on their knowledge of the database management system. They will also be required to use this applications in order to produce different forms of written communication. 2,6 15.00 Week 15
Project Assessment 3 (20%) The student will be required to plan and create basic website(s) on a given or chosen topic. This website(s) should incorporate all that they have learned during their practical work. 3,6 20.00 Week 27
Presentation Assessment 4 (20%) The student will be required to give a presentation on a given or chosen topic. 4,6 20.00 Week 23
Written Report Assessment 5 (10%) The student will be asked to prepare and complete a number of suitable written forms of business communication. 5,6 10.00 n/a
Short Answer Questions Assessment 6 (20%) The student may be required to answer short questions on any part of the course. 1,2,3,4,5,6 20.00 Week 30
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

ITCarlow reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Laboratory 30 Weeks per Stage 4.00
Estimated Learner Hours 30 Weeks per Stage 3.00
Total Hours 210.00
 

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
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