F0N0 34: Professional Issues in Computing
This Unit is designed to provide candidates with an extensive knowledge and understanding of the working environment of a computing professional. The Unit will provide candidates with a broad knowledge of the ethical, social and legal aspects of professional computing. This Unit is primarily intended for candidates who propose to follow a career, or are following a career, as computing professionals and who require an understanding of the responsibilities of such employment.
On completion of the Unit the candidate should be able to:1. Describe professional institutions and IT Infrastructure Library standards within computing.
2. Describe legislation that applies to the computing profession and evaluate its impact.
3. Evaluate the impact of codes of conduct within the computing profession.
4. Apply ethical principles within computing.
Credit value: 2 HN Credits at SCQF level 8: (16 SCQF credit points at SCQF level 8)
Recommended prior knowledge and skills: Access to this Unit will be at the discretion of the Centre, however it is recommended that candidates should have previous experience of studying computing at Higher National level. Although differing programmes of study will be sufficient to prepare candidates for this Unit it is recommended that they should have completed the HN Unit: DH37 34 Information Technology: Information Systems and Services. Candidates should have an understanding of the application of information technology in organisations gained either through prior study or through work experience.