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BI3075 - Experimental Ecotoxicology

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Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment and oral examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
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

The course consists of two evaluation parts: an oral exam (75%) and a lab report (25%). Both parts are given individual grades and if both are assessed as passed the grades will be calculated to one final grade.

Improvement/in case of fail:

In case you fail one or both parts or wish to improve the grade of one or both part this is possible.

  • To improve the grade of the oral exam it can be retaken either semester, independent of the teaching semester.
  • To  improve the report you have to follow teaching and submit a new report during the next teaching semester.

Appealing the grade:

  • You cannot appeal the assessment of an oral examination, therefore it is not possible to appeal the grade of this part
  • You can appeal the grade of the report after the final grade has been given

Specific conditions

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 2021

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: Assignment and oral examination

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