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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Please note that this information is subject to change.

Module Title Pollution & Biosphere
Module Code BE208A
School School of Biotechnology
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Tom Zurawski
Semester 2: Tom Zurawski
Autumn: Tom Zurawski
Module TeachersTom Zurawski
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

Learning Outcomes

1. Explain how organisms interact in the environment
2. Discuss how energy and nutrients flow through ecosystems, how this impacts upon biomass at each level, and the consequences for environmental pollution.
3. Carry out a field examination of a terrestrial and an aquatic ecosystem.
4. Examine data from an ecosystem and draw appropriate conclusions
5. Write up reports on ecosystem ecology.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Total Workload: 0

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
AssignmentWrite-up on Bull Island fieldtrip, global warming, water quality, ecosystem interactions, microbial energetics and nutrient cycling100%n/a
Reassessment Requirement Type
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
This module is category 1
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