The program planned for Computer Sciences resumes the valid arguments for the achievement of the European Computer Driving Licence, a qualification recognized internationally IT designed to give students the skills to use a computer confidently and effectively. This course can help to improve your understanding and efficient use of computers. The course opens up a variety of opportunities through the broad range of skills it provides.
The specific training objectives, which are functional to the professional figure that the course intends to train, that is the expert in the field of electronic electrical measurements, sensors and transduction elements inherent the field of radiology medical for pictures and radiotherapy.
In this context, the course aims to train technicians with a suitable basic scientific training and adequate competences of the general technical-scientific content and methods of electronic engineering with particular emphasis on the basic of metrology and transducers in the audiometric field.
The aim of the course is the achievement by the student of the basic physical principles related to the propagation of elastic waves in order to understand the origine and detection of sounds by biological systems.
Frontal lessons to support the slides provided by the teacher and laboratory exercises to verify the skills acquired in the use of the main softwares.
Lectures and tests (entrance, on going and end-of-course verification).
Computer Essentials: sets out essential concepts and skills relating in the field of hardware and software components, to the use of devices, file creation and management, networks and data security.
Online Essentials: sets out essential concepts and skills relating to web browsing, effective information search, online communication and e-mail.
IT Security: sets out essential concepts and skills relating to the ability to understand the main concepts underlying the secure use of ICT in daily life and to use relevant techniques and applications to maintain a secure network connection, use the Internet safely and securely, and manage data and information appropriately
Word Processing: this course provides the basis for the practice-based test in ECDL. Word Processing requires the learner to demonstrate the ability to use a word processing application to create everyday letters and documents.
Spreadsheets: this course provides the basis for the practice-based test in ECDL. Spreadsheets requires the learner to understand the concept of spreadsheets and to demonstrate an ability to use a spreadsheet to produce accurate work.
Outline of measurement systems
Block diagram of a measurement system. Influence and Interference. Compensation process.
Examples of instruments: the mAmpere-meter, the pressure gauge.
Elements of Metrology
Measurements. International System of Units. Uncertainty A and B. Calibration diagram. Sensitivity and resolution in measuring instrument
The analog oscilloscope
Block diagram of the analog oscilloscope. Working principle. Main controls of the oscilloscope.
The digital oscilloscope
Block diagram of the digital oscilloscope. Sampling of an analog signal. Criteria of selecting a sampling procedure. Comparison between analog and digital oscilloscope.
Virtual Instruments PC-based, LabView and acquisition boards.
Transducers for audiometric field
Resistance Temperature Detectors (RTDs), strain gauge, accelerometer, fluxgate magnetometer, conditioning circuits.
Mechanical and acoustic waves. Perturbations and wave pattern. Wave propagation law. Wave interference. Stationary waves. The sound. Propagation of sound waves. Acoustic impedance.
Sound in biological systems. Levels of sound sensation. Weber-Fechner's law. Decibel. Sensitivity curve of the human ear. The reception of elastic waves in biological systems. The phonation.
ECDL Guida all’esame per la patente del computer
A. Brandolini, R. Ottoboni, Fondamenti di metrologia, società editrice Esculapio
G. Iuculano, D.Mirri, Misure elettroniche, CEDAM
E. O. Doebelin, Measurement systems, McGraw Hill
Norme UNI 4546, lecture notes
F. Borsa e A. Lascialfari, Principi di Fisica per indirizzo biomedico e farmaceutico, Edises, IInd edition, 2014
D. Scannicchio, Fisica Biomedica, Edises, IIIrd edition, 2013
Lecture notes provided during the course.