Undergraduate Course: Environmental Techniques and Applications (EASC09045)
|School||School of Geosciences
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 9 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This will introduce you to the application of some of the modern Laboratory analytical techniques used in Environmental Geoscience. The course provides hands-on training in key analytical methods, data interpretation, researching literature, and scientific reporting of results. The techniques will be demonstrated in laboratory sessions and you will gain experience by applying the techniques to a suite of sediment samples. The analyses will form the basis of an independent Laboratory Project Report. The report should include a full environmental interpretation of the results modelled after a scientific paper with an outline of the methods employed and assessment of data quality where applicable.
Laboratory Analytical Techniques used in the past years include the following:
CN-elemental analysis and mass spectrometry;
Coulometry (Calcium carbonate);
Grain size analysis;
X-ray fluorescence analysis (XRF);
X-ray diffraction Analysis (XRD); and
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
|| It is RECOMMENDED that students have passed
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
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On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- 1. Students will receive hands-on training in key analytical methods, data interpretation and the scientific reporting of results.
- 2. Students taking this course will develop a thorough understanding and hands on experience of modern laboratory techniques by analysing a suite of samples.
- The students will summarise their critical understanding of these techniques and the data generated in the form of an independent scientific report which include a full environmental interpretation of the results.
|Detailed reading list will be provided through LEARN. These include book chapters and papers providing relevant information on the study area, the interpretation of geochemical data as well as examples of data interpretation.|
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||ETA_Environmental Techniques & Applications
|Course organiser||Dr Raja Ganeshram
Tel: (0131 6)50 7364
|Course secretary||Ms Casey Hollway
Tel: (0131 6)50 8510