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Case studies of contaminated land and the science underlying the remediation strategy employed provides you a broad understanding of the sources, fates, effects and assessment of pollutants.
Lectures covering legislation for the assessment and treatment of contaminated lands develop your understanding of how and why techniques are applied.
Online course material organised using a moodle-based interactive system provides scope for independent study and pursuit of specialized knowledge.
Coursework designed to replicate tasks that one would encounter in an environmental consultancy provide you with transferrable, employability skills.
|Second Sub Session
|15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
This course 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:
This course runs in weeks 25-29, and is scheduled in Thread 1, so may have contact hours in any or all of these times: Mondays, 9-13; Thursday, all day; Friday, 9-13. If this is an optional course, there may also be contact hours on Wednesdays, 11-13.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st Attempt: 100% coursework. Coursework consists of two pieces of written assessment. The Assessment 1 is a desk study of a manufactured gas plant site that involves an assessment of how current and past uses could cause certain sources to be present (length 4 pages). The Assessment 2 makes use of environmental models to assess risks posed by contaminants in the environment (length 6 pages).
Resit: Similar to first attempt with an opportunity to resit either of the assessments, depending on what was failed in the first attempt.
Tutorial sessions will be arranged upon students’ request to provide opportunity for student-student and student-tutor interaction. Formative assessment will be provided during this interaction. A strong emphasis will be made throughout the course on informal verbal feedback during these sessions
Each student will receive individual feedback and a mark for the Phase 1 report. 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