The course will cover general principles of ecotoxicology through lectures, seminars, and a practical component.
More specifically, the course will give an overview of environmental contaminants and their fate in the environment, including emissions and transport of contaminants and effects in biota from cellular to community/ecosystem levels. The course will also include principles and methodologies in toxicity testing and environmental risk assessment.
The practical component of the course will allow to acquire practical skills within the field of ecotoxicology and apply the theoretical knowledge by performing an ecotoxicological experiment, learning to analyse, discuss and present produced data.
Students who have completed the course shall:
The exam consists of a Laboratory Report which counts 50% of the grade and a 4 hour written exam which counts 50% of the grade. Grade: A-F, F is failed. In order to sit an examination students must complete and pass any obligatory coursework requirements.
Obligatory coursework requirements:
There will be a re-sit examination for students that did not pass the previous ordinary examination.