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BI3071 - Advanced Ecotoxicology

About

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral examination
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Oral examination 100/100 D

Course content

The course gives an advanced understanding of uptake and transport of environmental pollutants in ecosystems on how pollutants can effect organisms, populations, and thus ecosystem processes. The course focuses on the role of anthropogenic pollutants in a global sustainability perspective. The following topics are included: Bioaccumulation and biomagnification. Effects in different species and animal groups. Ecotoxicology and ecological risk assessment Combined effects of pollutants and other anthropogenic environmental factors

Learning outcome

Knowledge:

  • The students shall acquire advanced knowledge within ecotoxicology by reading scientific articles.
  • The students shall acquire abilities to critically assess the content of scientific articles and critically apply the knowledge.
  • The students shall acquire abilities to critically present and discuss the content in scientific reports.
  • The students will be able to put the role of anthropogenic pollution into a global sustainability perspective.

Skills:

  • Ability to apply acquired advanced knowledge within ecotoxicology to understand and predict how pollutants affect organisms, species, populations and ecosystems.
  • Ability to critically and analytically assess and present scientific reports.

General competence

  • Advanced competence on uptake and transport of pollutants in ecosystems and how pollutants can affect organisms, species, populations and ecosystems.
  • Ability to critically and analytically assess and present scientific reports.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures: 6 hours

Seminar: 30 hours, mandatory.

The course has a focus on critical discussions and assessments of research papers, and applies a "flipped classroom" approach where students are active.

Compulsory assignments

  • Compulsory attendance in seminars

Further on evaluation

In case of fail or retake/improvement a final examination can be held during the exam period each semester.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Course materials

The course material, i.e. scientific publications that covers the syllabus will be posted on Blackboard. The scientific papers will be updated every year.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
MNKBI371 6.0
MNKBI371 6.0
MNKBI371 7.5
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Facts

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level

Coursework

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2022

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Biology
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Biology

Examination

Examination arrangement: Oral examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Oral examination 100/100 D
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Oral examination 100/100 D
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.
Examination

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