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BI3075 - Experimental Ecotoxicology

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Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment and Oral examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Approved report 25/100
Oral examination 75/100 D

Course content

On completion of the course students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of methods used to evaluate effects of environmental pollutants in nature. The course will familiarize students with different species as well as different cellular-, biochemical-, structural-, physiological-, behavioural- and ecological methods. Emphasis is put both on experimental studies in the laboratory, and on materials sampled from the field. Before the exam student reports should be approved.

Learning outcome

The students will gain knowledge on state-of-the-art molecular and cellular methods in ecotoxicology and discussion on trending methodologies in ecotoxicology. In addition, they will gain knowledge on the molecular mechanisms of toxicological responses at physiological and general health status, after exposure to environmental contaminants. The students also train on writing scientific reports using their generated laboratory training data as starting point and also gain knowledge on how to discuss and interpret scientific data together with their peers.

The skills the students will obtain from this course include expertise on trending molecular and cellular approaches and methodologies in ecotoxicology. They also gain skills in the interpretation, discussion, writing and general communication of scientific data.

The general competence and ability to work in any laboratory or establishment that applies molecular and cellular approaches and methodologies is gained. Above all, the students gain the general competence for further training in ecotoxicology both for the master and doctorate degree, through interpretation, discussion, writing and general communication of scientific results.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and laboratory work: 40 hours, mandatory

intensively taught

Compulsory assignments

  • Approved report

Further on evaluation

All assessment components included in the course must be passed. In the case of 'fail' or 'retake', the final written examination needs to be taken again. The individual components will not be graded and assessment consists of an overall final grade.

Supplementary regulations UTF §5-6 at NTNU applicable for re-sit examinations (oral and written) in science courses are:
1. Final examination in each semester -for courses with prefix BI, IT and KJ a final examination is held during the examination period every semester.
2. New assessment incase of “fail” - please refer to the course description for details on which components of the course need to be retaken in case of re-assessment.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

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Facts

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

Coursework

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

No.of lecture hours: 2
Lab hours: 3

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Biology

Phone:

Examination

Examination arrangement: Assignment and Oral examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Approved report 25/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Approved report 25/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Oral examination 75/100 D
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Oral examination 75/100 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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