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EV5800: ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS (2021-2022)

Last modified: 16 Dec 2021 16:35


Course Overview

The mixture of applied science and theoretical work on this course 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.

Course Details

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

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

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • EV3801 Environmental Analysis (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

• The aim of this course is to provide sound insight into sampling the environment including the basis of sample collection, preparation, chemical analysis and data interpretation
• This course covers broad range of environmental analytical problems related to the soil/plant/water system.
• You will gain hands on experience in the analysis of environmental samples using a range of techniques including atomic absorption spectrometry, atomic emission spectrometry and flow injection systems.
• Weekly lectures provide the theoretical background to the techniques applied in the lab classes
• During this course you will learn how to formulate a problem, become familiar with a range of analytical laboratory techniques, and be capable of handling routine analytical calculations
• You will develop transferable skills related to the use of communicating complex ideas in a concise written form, and managing your time to meet multiple deadlines

Associated Costs

DescriptionValue
Lab coat and a lab notebook GBP 20.00

In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Computer Practical during University week39
  • 1 Science Laboratory during University week32
  • 2 Science Laboratories during University weeks 33 - 35
  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 32 - 35
  • 2 Seminars during University week39

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Summative Assessments

Project Submission

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 75
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Learning Outcomes
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Lab Report: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 25
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Resubmission of failed element

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
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Students will repeat whichever elements of the assessment were failed or not completed at first sitting; the marks for elements already passed will be carried forwards.

Learning Outcomes
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Course Learning Outcomes

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