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The mixture of applied science and theoretical work places you in a valuable position for understanding the procedures and applications in modern environmental science. A number of laboratory classes allows you to familiarise yourself with the current analytical instrumentation in environmental science. The course uses examples of environmental issues allowing you to understand the problem, how the analysis was conducted and the implications of the results. The main assessment in this course is a practical write up that is written in the style of a scientific report giving you an opportunity to perfect this style of writing.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
The course covers broad range of environmental analytical problems related to the soil/plant/water system. Sample preparation procedures, sub-sampling methods and sub-sample dissolution techniques are covered as are key soil chemical processes and how they are quantified. Instrumental methods of analysis that are considered in the course include spectrophotometry and colorimetry, flourimetry, flame and furnance atomic absorption spectrometry, high pressure liquid and ion chromatography, total organic carbon analysis and flame and plasma atomic emission spectrometry.
This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.
1st attempt: 100% continuous assessment, chemistry competency test (25%), report (75%, maximum 3,000 words). Resit: Resubmission of failed work, a revised write-up and/or competency test.