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Unit of Study CHE00073 - Environmental Chemistry (2017)

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Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

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1 describe some of the major processes controlling the concentration and distribution of chemical elements and species in natural environments and understand the major controls on the transfer of chemical elements between sediment/soil/rock, water, biota and the atmosphere
2 discuss aquatic chemistry and the concepts of biomagnification, bioaccumulation, toxicology and biotolerance as applied to major potential pollutants and to evaluate the ecological impact of selected pollutants such as nutrients
3 describe some of the analytical techniques for evaluating and interpreting chemical analytical data from environmental assessment and monitoring programmes and the relationship between background concentrations and anomalies
4 conduct properly replicated field work and interpret results
5 explain the concepts of bioremediation and green chemistry
6 demonstrate their enquiring mind through an understanding of chemistry in nature
7 selectively extract, evaluate, and record relevant information from written and spoken presentations.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. describe some of the major processes controlling the concentration and distribution of chemical elements and species in natural environments and understand the major controls on the transfer of chemical elements between sediment/soil/rock, water, biota and the atmosphere
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  2. discuss aquatic chemistry and the concepts of biomagnification, bioaccumulation, toxicology and biotolerance as applied to major potential pollutants and to evaluate the ecological impact of selected pollutants such as nutrients
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  3. describe some of the analytical techniques for evaluating and interpreting chemical analytical data from environmental assessment and monitoring programmes and the relationship between background concentrations and anomalies
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  4. conduct properly replicated field work and interpret results
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  5. explain the concepts of bioremediation and green chemistry
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  6. demonstrate their enquiring mind through an understanding of chemistry in nature
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  7. selectively extract, evaluate, and record relevant information from written and spoken presentations.
    • GA1:
    • GA5:

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