RFEL3070 - Scientific Seminars in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Portfolio assessment 100/100

Course content

The course consists of a 3-day mandatory field-trip for new students (first semester), where one of the activities is to perform a case-study as team-work. There are guest lectures by external scientists from other universities, research institutes and private industry. In addition, each student has to give two progress presentations of their master´s project; early in the study to discuss the hypothesis and the scientific plan (i), and towards the end of the study to discuss results and interpretations (ii). In the beginning of each autumn semester, there is a two hour course in presentation technique. There will be some seminars where the purpose is to discuss current literature and important scientific topics. The seminars require active involvement and participation from students.

Learning outcome

The students will acquire a broad knowledge in both environmental toxicology and environmental chemistry through presentations and discussions in the course. From own and fellow students presentations, students will achieve knowledge about theories and relevant methods and hypothesis testing, including experimental analysis, statistical techniques and other tools to analyse and solve toxicological or chemical issues in research and management.

The students will acquire the ability to critically present own research methods and results in an understandable, and at the same time in scientific proper manner. They will also gain the ability to critically and constructively contribute to develop the projects of fellow students.

General competence
The students will acquire competence on presenting their own scientific methods and results, and contribute to develop research of fellow students.

Learning methods and activities

Case study, group work, presentations. Seminar: 4 semesters - 45 hours each semester, mandatory (participation at minimum 75% of the seminars)

Compulsory assignments

  • Approved participation in seminars

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.

Course materials

Students own presentations (power-point), and other presentations from guest lecturers etc.

More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

No.of specialization hours: 2

Term no.: 3
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

No.of specialization hours: 2

Term no.: 2
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

No.of specialization hours: 2

Term no.: 4
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

No.of specialization hours: 2

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Biology
  • Chemistry


Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Spring ORD Portfolio assessment 100/100
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.

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