Hydrogeology and Environmental Geochemistry EARTH4075
- Academic Session: 2019-20
- School: School of Geographical and Earth Sciences
- Credits: 20
- Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
- Typically Offered: Semester 2
- Available to Visiting Students: Yes
- Available to Erasmus Students: Yes
A course that provides students with an understanding of the processes by which groundwater moves in the upper Earth's crust and the environmental issues associated with the generation and remediation of pollutants
Four classes per week for 3 weeks (2 hr lecture and 1 hr lab per class). Local 1 day field class.
Requirements of Entry
Normally completion of all credit-bearing courses from Earth Science Level 2 at an average Grade C3 or better, achieving at least a Grade of D3 in each individual course and attendance at the residential field class.
EARTH4039 - Hydrogeology and Environmental Geosciences
Written exam (50%), Report based on practical data (50%)
Main Assessment In: December
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■ To provide an account of the factors controlling the movement of groundwater within the crust, its geochemistry, and the influence of groundwater on human health.
■ To characterise types of pollution from natural and anthropogenic sources, including mine operation and abandonment, and urban run-off; give real-world examples and how they are remediated.
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
By the end of this course students will be able to:
■ Explain the processes that control movement of groundwater in the Earth's upper crust.
■ Appraise environmental and anthropogenic controls on groundwater movement in the upper crust.
■ Assess the toxicity and mobility of potentially toxic compounds in natural and engineered systems.
■ Assess remediation strategies for real examples of anthropogenic pollution using field and analytical data.
Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits
Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.