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Applied Aquatic Sciences (Module)

Module description

This module provides a general introduction to the MSc programme in Aquatic Resource Management, with emphasis on the practical application of biological and physicochemical field and laboratory techniques. This is accomplished by field-base studies, laboratory practical’s and lectures.  The field-based portion of the module emphasises practical application of freshwater and marine field techniques including the following: survey and sampling methods; laboratory and statistical analysis of field samples and survey data; and interpretation of the results obtained. The field-based portion also promotes integration within the student group and provides a valuable opportunity for staff and students to get to know each other. The laboratory portion of the module aims to provide an understanding of the chemistry of natural and impacted waters and to provide hands-on experience of current techniques and technologies for chemical analysis and monitoring of the aquatic environment. The module also aims to provide an understanding of water related public health issues and detection and monitoring of microbial pathogens and indicators in raw, potable and recreational waters

Please note that this is indicative and may change from year to year.

Staff information

Dr Michael Chadwick

Teaching pattern

Not applicable

Module assessment - more information

  Data analysis practical (10%; CW1); Data analysis practical (10%; CW2); 4,000 word report (80%; CW3))

Key information

Module code 7SSG5172

Credit level 7

Assessment coursework practical/s

Credit value 20

Semester Semester 1 (autumn)

Study abroad module No