Unit of Siddha Medicine

Information Technology – For BSMS

Theory-15 hours

Practical-40 hours

The Information Technology is expected to provide sufficient knowledge, skills and attitudes to make use of the Information Technology for effective learning and practice. The teaching and learning activities include Lectures for theoretical aspects and practical training for applications.


Students would be able to

  • describe the basic concepts of ICT
  • identify the basic components of a computer and describe the function of each, identify different types of software and general concepts relating to software categories
  • identify network fundamentals and the benefits of networks
  • design and produce various types of documents such as notes, research reports etc.
  • prepare and do effective presentations using computers
  • create and format spreadsheets, including the use of formulae
  • use statistical packages to do data analysis for their needs.
  • Be able to use internet to perform literature search and electronic communication.

and students would be knowledgeable of computer ethics.


At the end of the course student will be able to describe the basic concepts and components of IT and do Word processing, Graphical presentation, Spreadsheet and statistical packages.

Syllabus Details

No Topics Hrs
1 Fundamentals to IT 15 Hrs – Lectures
2 Word Processing 16 Hrs – Practicals
3 Presentation Techniques 06 Hrs – Practicals
4 Application of Statistical packages 20 Hrs – Practicals

Fundamentals to IT (15 Hrs.)

No Topics Hrs
1 Basic Concepts of ICT: ICT and its Promises, Computer System, Characteristics of Computer, Type of computers and its classifications, Data versus Information, Units of measurement for capacity and encoding data. 2
2 Hardware: System Unit, Input devices and its functions, Output devices and its functions and Secondary storage devices. 4
3 Software: System software and Application software 4
4 Networks and communication services: Types of Networks, Major Components of a Simple Network, Data communication standards, IP Addressing and Network Services (Web Browsing,  e-mail, Short message services, Downloading, Teleconferencing, Shared resource, Telnet, E-Learning, E-Commerce, Portable works and etc) 3
5 Challenges of Information Technology: Health Issues, Ergonomics & the Environment, Cyber Ethics, Threats and Safeguarding Computers and Communications Systems 2

Word Processing (14 Hrs.)

No Topics Hrs
1 Introduction to Windows 2
2 Working with Text, Formatting Pages, Formatting Characters and Paragraphs, Tabs, Working with Tables, Documents with Columns and Art 8
3 Automating Tasks, Creating simple web pages, Mail merge, Previewing and Printing Documents 2

Presentation Techniques (6 Hrs.)

No Topics Hrs
1 Creating presentations, applying and modifying design templates, viewing and formatting presentations 2
2 Adding and modifying slide text, animating text and objects 2
3 Inserting multimedia information into powerpoint, drawing and modifying shapes 1
4 Setting up and delivering a slide show and printing a presentation 1

Statistical packages

Spreadsheet Application (12 Hrs.)

No Topics Hrs
1 Environment settings, working with cells, formatting cells and worksheets 2
2 Working with formulas and functions 8
3 Creating and modifying charts, page set up and printing 2

SPSS (8 Hrs.)

No Topics Hrs
1 Use of Social science packages like SPSS 8

Method of Evaluation

In-course assessment : 40%

1 Two Theory Assessment  01 hour each
2 Two Practicals Assessment  90 minutes each

End of course Examination : 60%

Part I MCQ and Structured questions – 02 hour
Part II Practical – 02 hours

  • Final Marks = (Practical Marks + Theory Marks)/2


  • The result will be
    Pass: Candidate must obtain 50 marks or above to pass.
    Below 50 is fail.

  • Assessment examination cannot repeated for absentees unless the reason for absence is acceptable to the Board of the Faculty. The repeat examination will be conducted on the next academic year.