The course contain A) A project work project where the students execute a laboratory or field project to answer a biochemical questions. The project includes planning, sampling, processing, compilation and a written and oral presentation. .B) Extended theory block focusing on acidification and turnover of metals and other environmental contaminants in aquatic ecosystems.
After completing the course, for the grade Pass (G) the student should be able to:
Project 4 credits
1. Plan and carry out a scientific project, compile the data obtained, critically analyze and evaluate the results and report the project both orally and in writing..
Advanced Theory, 3.5 credits
2. Explain mechanistic and describe the impact of acidification and turnover of metals and environmental toxins in aquatic ecosystems.
3. Describe the theory for acidification and turnover of metals and environmental toxins in aquatic ecosystems
After completing the course, for the grade Pass with Distinction (VG) the student should be able to:
1. predict the consequences of acidification and turnover of heavy metals and environmental toxins in aquatic systems
180 ECTS credits including Aquatic ecosystems 5BI180, 7,5 ECTS. Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English A/5. Where the language of instruction is Swedish, applicants must prove proficiency in Swedish to the level required for basic eligibility for higher studies.