Course Title: Create dynamic pages

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2008

Course Code: COSC5292C

Course Title: Create dynamic pages

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6068 - Advanced Diploma of Computer Science

Course Contact: Christina Norwood

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4931

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 30

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

COSC 5290C Design dynamic websites to meet technical requirements
COSC 5291C Build a document using extensible mark-up language
COSC 5293C Develop website information architecture

Course Description

This course teaches how to create a dynamic web page using  scripting languages. JavaScript is used for client-side scripting and PHP for server-side scripting. Client side scripting includes JavaScript menus and form validation. Server side scripting explores basic dynamic page production and implementation of web services.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

ICAITB165A Create dynamic pages


Add functions to dynamic pages

Performance Criteria:

♦ Declare and use variables and arrays according to requirements, and if necessary variable types.
♦ Variable values, strings and constants are assigned.
♦ Functions such as date, weekday, are called and used in formulas if required.
♦ Arguments and parameters are set.
♦ Randomised statements, integers and round functions are correctly called.
♦ String functions are formatted as required.
♦ Conditionals are incorporated as required.


Create dynamic pages

Performance Criteria:

♦ A page is created and saved with the correct extension and stored in the correct directory/folder.
♦ The code is addedd between delimiter tags.
♦ Ensure comments are not executed as part of the code.
♦ Correctly break and indent a log line of code into rows for easy reading.
♦ HTML tags are used to format pages and business content is addes as required.
♦ Page is saved in correct directory and the editor is minimised.
♦ Access file/page through http://localhost, the local IP address, or full URL.
♦ Modifications are made as required.


Prepare the technical environment

Performance Criteria:

♦ Development environment and server software is available and accessible.
♦ Access to corporate or networked server is in accordance with organisational policy and procedures.
♦ A virtual directory is created and saved in the correct directory for server access.


Test and sign off dynamic pages

Performance Criteria:

♦ Pages are saved to correct location on server with required extension.
♦ Pages are opened through browser and tested.
♦ Formatting and dynamic function all perform as required by the business and customers.
♦ Client signs off pages as meeting business requirements.

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

Students will learn through a combination of demonstration/explanation of content by the teacher interspersed with practical programming activities. All classes take place in a PC lab allowing immediate practice and feedback. A practical assignment will give students the opportunity to develop a more complex web service.

Teaching Schedule

5Dynamic web pages 
6PHP language and syntax 
7SOAP Server/Client 
8Web ServiceSkills test  in PHP


Assignment - web service

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Ullman, Larry. PHP and MySQL for Dynamic Web Sites: Visual QuickPro Guide,  2nd edition. Peachpit Press, 2005


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

The student must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of the particular competency to be deemed competent.
Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including practical skills tests, extended assignment work, and a written theory exam

Assessment Tasks

Skills Test (10%). A practical task conducted in class to demonstrate ability to produce a dynamic web page using Apache web server on a local machine.

Assignment (40%). Develop a web service and deploy to a remote server.

Exam (50%). Multiple choice and short answer questions on all course content.

Students must pass the exam (50%) to pass the course, in addition to an overall mark of at least 50%.

Assessment Matrix

ElementSkills TestAssignmentExam
Prepare the technical environmentYYY
Create dynamic pagesYYY
Add functions to dynamic pagesYYY
Test and sign off dynamic pagesYYY

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