Course Title: Create dynamic pages

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2010

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

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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:



Create dynamic pages

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Prepare the technical environment

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Test and sign off dynamic pages

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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. Students will implement a prototype of the web site designed in the co-requisite course Design Dynamic Websites To Meet Technical Requirements.

Teaching Schedule

1 Introduction
2 Create dynamic pages using the XAMPP development environment
3 Using forms in dynamic pages
4 Assessment - Practical skills test 1
5PHP language syntax
6Using the include() function for template based dynamic pages
7Assessment - Practical skills test 2
8Assessment - Practical skills test 2
9 PHP functions
10 Case study
11 Deploy site to production server
12 Web services
13 Project
14 Project
15 Project
16 Assessment - Project due
17 - 18 Assessment - Final written exam

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

Practical Skills Test 1 (10%). Implement a simple dynamic web site

Practical Skills Test 2 (10%) Implement a template driven web site

Assignment (40%). Implement a medium scale dynamic web site

Exam (40%). Multiple choice and short answer questions on all course content.

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

Assessment Matrix

ElementSkills Test 1
Skills Test 2ProjectExam
Prepare the technical environmentYYYY
Create dynamic pagesYYYY
Add functions to dynamic pagesYYYY
Test and sign off dynamic pagesYYYY

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