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BI4301: ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION (2022-2023)

Last modified: 19 Aug 2022 11:45


Course Overview

This course explores a range of daunting environmental pollution issues that confront today’s society, including persistent substances, water pollution, air pollution and climate change, as well as waste issues. Although pollution prevention is acknowledged, the course explores our approaches to monitoring and management of existing environmental pollution problems. The course’s cornerstone is pollution science, its understanding and use in policy making. This aspect is particularly emphasised during the practical classes and tutorials, which provide hands on experience and further insight into afore mentioned problems. The course also benefits from the input of guest speakers who provide access to the reality of various roles in tackling the environmental issues and important contact with practitioners.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session First 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 broad scope of this course will enable you to grasp the contemporary environmental issues. You will explore their causes and our current efforts to monitor and mitigate our effects on the environment. The practical classes, that further emphasise the monitoring, will expose you to different assessment approaches and demonstrate how scientific data help us to understand the human causes and consequences of environmental pollution. The practical component of the course will provide you with key skills suited to an environmental consultant.

Associated Costs

DescriptionValue
Students should possess a Howie laboratory coat and safety glasses. Further details of requirements can be found on the course's MyAberdeen page. The cost listed here is approximate. GBP 23.00

Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Computer Practical during University week15
  • 1 Science Laboratory during University weeks 14, 16
  • 2 Lectures during University weeks 14 - 18
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 14 - 18

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Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Summative Assessments

Report of the terrestrial pollution practical session

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
Assessment Weeks 13 Feedback Weeks 16

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The report has a 1-6 page limit including graphs and tables

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Report of the atmospheric pollution practical session

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
Assessment Weeks 14 Feedback Weeks 17

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Feedback

no word limit but there is detailed guidance provided

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Report of the aquatic pollution practical session

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 40
Assessment Weeks 16 Feedback Weeks 19

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2000 word limit

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualRememberILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.

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