ZAPP C1201 - Applications and Interpersonal Communications

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 with the aid of MS PowerPoint. Demonstrate an appreciation of how information is presented, how it is perceived and how it is assimilated.
LO5 Construct in the appropriate format different forms of written communication.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is recommended before enrolment in this module.

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Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Interpersonal Communications
Using the relevant features and facilities in MS Office to prepare e-mails, letters, 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.
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.
Key features in MS PowerPoint; use PowerPoint to prepare a presentation; effective preparation; visual aids; delivery technique; persuasion technique; presentation practice and review.
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.
Website creation
Designing and creating basic web pages using HTML; key design tips; document tags; formatting; graphics; creating hyperlinks; tables.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment100.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Assessment 1 (20%) The student will be assessed on their knowledge of word processing and spreadsheets. 1 20.00 Week 5
Practical/Skills Evaluation Assessments 2 (20%) The student will be assessed on their knowledge of the database management system. 2 20.00 Week 8
Presentation Assessment 3 (25%) The student will be required to give a presentation on a given or chosen topic. 4 25.00 Week 10
Project Assessment 4 (25%) The student will be required to plan and create a basic website for a given or chosen entity. 3 25.00 Week 12
Written Report Assessment 5 (10%) The student will be asked to prepare and complete a number of suitable forms of written communication. 5 10.00 n/a
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

SETU Carlow Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Laboratory 12 Weeks per Stage 8.00
Estimated Learner Hours 15 Weeks per Stage 10.27
Total Hours 250.00

Module Delivered In

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