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Explores a multidisciplinary approach to major types of chemical, physical, and biological pollutants that impact upon aquatic systems, including marine environments. This unit investigates pathways, fates and effects of these pollutants on aquatic ecosystems and human health. Different approaches to the design of monitoring programs for detecting and techniques for controlling pollutants are examined. Students gain practical skills in sampling techniques and analyses of polluted samples.
1. Introduction to aquatic pollution
2. Measuring, management, and legislation of aquatic pollution
3. Understanding the role of catchments in aquatic pollution
5. Marine pollution
6. Case studies of aquatic pollution and catchment management in Australia
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:|
|1||define the different sources of aquatic pollution and evaluate the way different pollutants impact aquatic ecosystems|
|2||perform quantitative analysis of pollution and compare against guidelines|
|3||synthesise knowledge to define the complex links between catchment management and aquatic pollution|
|4||research and present sound scientific information for appropriate audiences.|
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
- define the different sources of aquatic pollution and evaluate the way different pollutants impact aquatic ecosystems
- perform quantitative analysis of pollution and compare against guidelines
- synthesise knowledge to define the complex links between catchment management and aquatic pollution
- research and present sound scientific information for appropriate audiences.
Teaching and assessment
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