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BI5301: ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION (2016-2017)

Last modified: 16 Nov 2016 18:13


Course Overview

Enables students to increase and enhance their understanding of atmospheric, aquatic and terrestrial environmental pollution issues;

Addresses the management, monitoring and control of environmental pollutants;

Allows students to engagement with stake holders from a number of different sectors;

Uses both qualitative and quantitative data to understand the impact of environmental pollutants.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Gareth Norton

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • One of MRes Environmental Science or MRes Soil Science or Master Of Science In Environmental And Forest Management or MSc Soil Science or MSc Environmental Science or MSci Biological Sciences
  • Either Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied) or BI4015 Grant Proposal (Passed)
  • Either Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied) or MSci Biological Sciences

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

  • Development of legislation for contaminated land.
  • Classification and impacts of contaminants of concern in terrestrial systems.
  • Application of risk assessment models in environmental diagnostics.
  • Sources and effects of water pollution.
  • Monitoring and assessment approaches.
  • Regulation and control of water (freshwater/marine) pollution.
  • Harm caused by atmospheric pollution.
  • Measurement and interpretation of data associated with atmospheric pollution.
  • Pollution mitigation and sustainable development.

Associated Costs

None

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • MRes Environmental Science
  • MSc Environmental Science

Contact Teaching Time

70 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

The assessment for this course is 100% continual assessment. The assessments are based on three assignments related to the practical sessions.

Formative Assessment

None.

Feedback

Each student will receive individual feedback and a mark for each task. Feedback will be provided as written comments. Groups will also be given generic feedback.

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