Coursebooks 2017-2018

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Ecotoxicology

ENV-306

Lecturer(s) :

Schirmer Kristin
Stadnicka-Michalak Julita Maria

Language:

English

Summary

Ecotoxicology aims to understand the impact of chemicals and other stressors on organisms in the environment with a particular focus on population-, community- and ecosystem effects. Based on a mechanistic understanding, the ultimate goal is to be able to protect the respective environment.

Content

This course focuses on basic concepts in ecotoxicology and mechanistic consideration for risk assessment. Topics include:

Keywords

Fate and effect of chemicals in the environment, environmental toxicology, risk assessment

Learning Prerequisites

Recommended courses

Some basic knowledge in environmental chemistry and biology are of advantage

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Transversal skills

Teaching methods

Lecture and exercises. Exercises focus on practical issues, such as estimation of exposure based on knowledge on chemical caracteristics and interpretation of ecotoxicological information available from public databases.

Expected student activities

working in pairs on semester exercise (data base search and interpretation); working on exercises throughout the course; preparing a poster and presenting it at the end of the course

Assessment methods

Exercises 20 %, written exam 80 % (closed books)

Supervision

Office hours Yes
Assistants Yes
Forum No
Others contact via email

Resources

Notes/Handbook

The material covered will be available as pdf on moodle prior to each class.

Moodle Link

Prerequisite for

Fate and behaviour of organic pollutants (master)

In the programs

  • Passerelle HES - SIE, 2017-2018, Spring semester
    • Semester
       Spring
    • Exam form
       Written
    • Credits
      3
    • Subject examined
      Ecotoxicology
    • Lecture
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Semester
       Spring
    • Exam form
       Written
    • Credits
      3
    • Subject examined
      Ecotoxicology
    • Lecture
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

Reference week

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8-9     
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10-11     
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14-15     
15-16     
16-17     
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18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     
Under construction
 
      Lecture
      Exercise, TP
      Project, other

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  • Autumn semester
  • Winter sessions
  • Spring semester
  • Summer sessions
  • Lecture in French
  • Lecture in English
  • Lecture in German