This module will develop students' appreciation of key concepts that link environmental science, ecology, pollution of the environment and human health and wellbeing. They will develop an understanding of the scientific, technical, socio-economic, political and legal factors which influence climate change, environmental quality and safety and the mechanisms and partnership strategies available to effect change. Students will also gain an understanding of the sources, modes of transport and effects of pollution; and how pollution may be controlled in order to protect human health and the environment. Basic applied field and laboratory techniques for assessing environmental pollution will also be covered.
By the end of the module the student should be able to:
- A systematic understanding of the nature of the sources, transportation, and inter-relationships of air, water, land and radiation pollution, and their impacts on human health
- Demonstrate self-direction and originality in tackling problems including applying appropriate policy, technical and legal interventions to remedy adverse pollution
- Conceptual understanding of climate change Science
- A comprehensive understanding of the theoretical criteria used for noise assessment
Assessments: Report 3000 words - 70%
Group work and presentation with poster 30%