Environmental Protection

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

College of Life and Environmental Sciences


Code 23433

Level of study Third/Final year

Credit value 20

Semester Across both

Module description

Protection of the environment and in particular humans, from the adverse effects of pollution by chemicals, involves a cross-disciplinary approach that brings into play a wide range of highly desirable diverse skills (e.g. experimental design, biology, maths, and chemistry and above all the ability to bring these all together to solve real problems). In summary, this module will show you:
How to monitor current levels and predict future levels of human exposure to chemical pollution
How the human and ecological health effects of exposure to chemical pollution are evaluated
How these data are translated into exposure limits such as air quality standards
How the scientific data on exposure and health effects are incorporated into an enforceable legislative framework designed to protect and improve environmental quality

Teaching and learning methods

Lectures and problem-solving workshops