Marine Pollution

2018/2019

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

To provide fundamental insight into coastal marine waters including effects and prevention of natural and anthropogenic pollution

 

Learning objectives

Knowledge

Students who have passed the module should be able to

  • Explain physical, chemical and microbial processes in marine systems
  • Account for the most common types of marine pollution
  • Account for the exchange of matter between aquatic and terrestrial environments
  • Account for the processes: primary production, respiration and re-oxidation
  • Describe important organic and inorganic pollutants and pollution effects in coastal marine waters

Skills

  • Analyze microbial loops, food webs, and turnover of C, N, and S in aquatic environments and in sediments
  • Distinguish between pollution impacts on individuals, populations, and communities
  • Assess recreational and bathing water quality, and tools for fecal pollution source tracking

Competences

  • Evaluate the occurrence of inorganic nutrients, man-made pollutants, disease-causing microorganisms, and metal pollution in marine waters
  • Evaluate methods to prevent and alleviate antropogenic pollution in coastal marine waters

Extent and expected workload

150 hours

Exam

Exams

Name of examMarine Pollution
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
ECTS5
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentAs stated in the joint programme regulations

Facts about the module

Danish titleForurening i marine områder
Module codeK-BIO-K2-6
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
SemesterSpring
ECTS5
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Biotechnology, Chemistry and Environmental Engineering
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science