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SS5508: LAND REMEDIATION (2022-2023)

Last modified: 26 Oct 2022 14:10


Course Overview

This highly interactive course explores the principles and practice of contaminated land assessment and remediation. It provides broad knowledge of underlying science, as well as practical skills related to the assessment of contamination sources, pathways and risks to human health. While the lectures introduce theoretical background and gradually build the expertise, the practical have been based on various assessment tools and develop practical knowledge and quantitative skills. The learning activities replicate tasks that one would encounter in environmental consultancy and provide valuable transferrable skills.

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 Lenka Mbadugha

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?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The course will enable you to develop a theoretical grounding in land remediation. Special attention will be paid to historical contamination, which has been linked to pollution of soils and groundwater, as well as negative effects on human health. You will explore this globally important topic through a range of assessment and management approaches, which showcase best practice. You will delve into what constitutes contamination, factors that make contaminants available and harmful, as well as suitability of various remediation techniques. The issues will be discussed in the context of differing environmental and regulatory parameters. The practical component of the course will provide you with key skills suited to an environmental officer that operates as part of a large company, consultancy or as a regulator.


Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Computer Practical during University week s 26 - 29
  • 2 Lectures during University week s 26 - 27, 29
  • 1 Lecture during University week s 28, 30
  • 1 Workshop during University week 30

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Summative Assessments

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Feedback

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.

Learning Outcomes
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Report 2

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 40
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Feedback

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.

Learning Outcomes
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Report 1

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 40
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

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.

Learning Outcomes
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Formative Assessment

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Course Learning Outcomes

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