ITEC 107 – Introduction to Computing for Pharmacy

Course Description

The course presents the basic description of information technology concepts, basic computer system hardware and software components, common terminology in information technology, application areas, and integration of computer system components. The course also offers practical experiments, in order to understand the basic concepts of different applications programs such as Microsoft Office tools, ChemDraw, SPSS, relating pharmacy application programs and research techniques using Science Finder.

Course Outline

Course CodeITEC107Course TitleIntroduction to Computing for Pharmacy
Semester2016-2017 SPRINGLanguageEnglish
CategoryUC (University Core)LevelFirst Year
Workload180 HoursTeaching Format2 Hours Lecture, 
2 Hours Laboratory
EMU Credit(2,0,2) 3ECTS Credit 
Prerequisite(s)--Course Web


Course CoordinatorŞensev Payan İLKAN No:CT110
Instructor (gr 1,2)Gürtaç YEMİŞÇİOĞLU No: CT123C


General Learning Outcomes

Goals of the course enable students to be able to:

  • Interpret the components of a Computer System
  • Identify Information Technology Concepts
  • Identify importance of Computer Networks
  • Identify Computer Crimes, Security and Computer Ethics
  • Operate computers effectively
  • Practice Microsoft Office Tools
  • Learn Internet search tools using Science Finder 
  • Basic components of ChemDraw, SPSS and Pharmacy Application Softwares


Teaching Methodology / Classroom Procedures

The theoretical part of the course is covered within 2 hours/pw and class attendance is important and compulsory. Slide handouts are used for lecture notes.

The practical aspect of the course is made-up of 2 hours/pw in order to provide the students with an experience of keyboarding, use of popular Microsoft Office tools such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint as well as pharmacy department related applications such as ChemDraw, Science Finder and SPSS. Attending both lecture and lab is important in order to follow the software applications and exercises. Each lab work has 2% weight on the overall mark

Lab work should be conducted and submitted to the instructor at the relevant lab hour. 


Course Materials / Main References

All lecture and lab course materials will be shared through the course website

Reference  Book:


  ISBN: 978-1-133-19111-7


Weekly Schedule Summary of Topics
Week 1

LECTURE1 – An Introduction to computers

LAB1 – Student Portal, Microsoft Word 2010

Week 2

LECTURE2 – Hardware and Software

LAB2 - Microsoft Word 2010

Week 3

LECTURE3 – Internet and World Wide Web

LAB 3 - Microsoft Excel 2010


LECTURE4 – Ethics and Intellectual Rights

LAB 4 – Microsoft Excel 2010

Week 5

LECTURE5- Impact of Computers of Health and Environment

LAB 5 – Microsoft PowerPoint 2010

Week 6

LECTURE6 – Pharmacy Management Systems

LAB 6 – Microsoft PowerPoint 2010

Week 7Midterm Review
Week 10

LECTURE7 – ChemDraw (Part1)

LAB 7 – ChemDraw Application


LECTURE8 - ChemDraw (Part2)

LAB 8 - ChemDraw Application

Week 12

LECTURE9 – Science Finder

LAB 9 – Science Finder Application

Week 13

LECTURE10 – SPSS (Part1)

LAB 10 – SPSS Application

Week 14

LECTURE11 - SPSS (Part2)

LAB 11 - SPSS Application





  • Attendance is mandatory and less  than 60% attendance may  result in "NG" Grade


  • Make-up Examination  will be offered to those students who missed out Mid-term or Final Examination 
    providing that:-

     a) Student has a genuine reason approved by the Instructor (i.e.  A Medical Report submitted within 3 
    working days or other reasons within the prior knowledge and approval of the Instructor);  

       b) Student has more than 60% Attendance record;       

  • Make-up Examination will cover entire Course content of the semester.  
  • Make-up Examination will be held immediately after the Final Examinations. Exam date, time and place will be officially
    announced by the department).    
  • No make-up Examination is offered for Class or Lab Quiz(s)


Method of Assessment
Evaluation and GradingAttendanceLab WorkMidterm ExamFinal Exam
Percentage10 %20 %30 %40 %


Grading Criteria *
90 -10085 - 8980 - 8475 - 7970 - 7465 - 6960 - 6456 - 5953 - 5550 - 5240 - 490 – 39

 * Letter grades will be decided upon after calculating the averages at the end of the semester and distribution of the averages will play a significant role in the evaluation of the letter grades.