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Course Overview

A highly interactive course, that uses extensively e-learning platforms to enable students to better understand the assessment of contaminated land. Students will learn how to interpret and apply current risk assessment regulations and predict as well as model contaminant pathways. Students will gain valuable experience in using the latest computer software and incorporate real data in order to quantify risk. Very importantly, students will be able to forecast remediation options for a variety of situations and consider the implications and processes involved.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Dr Lenka Mbadugha

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Course Description

Aims: To enable students to develop a theoretical grounding in this important topic and to link this to the application and policy issues accordingly. A component of the course will focus on training students in key skills suited to a remediation officer that operates as part of a large company or as a regulator. By the end of the course students should be able to: 1. demonstrate understanding of what constitutes contamination; the factors that make pollutants available; the suitability of techniques to address specific environmental issues; and how scientific questions link to social, political and regulatory parameters; 2. predict pollutant pathways; source key information for remediation; develop and implement sample strategies; and 3. relate academic findings to non-expert groups. Deal with kinetic models and predictive concepts; write in a scientific style using suitable language.

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Teaching Breakdown

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Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
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Each student will receive individual feedback and a mark for the assessments. Feedback will be provided as written comments. Students who are identified as having difficulty in successfully completing the coursework assessment tasks will be invited to meet members of the course team to identify difficulties and discuss solutions.

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