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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

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Module Title Environmental Physics Laboratories
Module Code PS256
School School of Physical Sciences
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Albert Ellingboe
Semester 2: Albert Ellingboe
Autumn: Albert Ellingboe
Module TeachersAlbert Ellingboe
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

Module Aims: * To apply laboratory facilities to in the study of environmental processes and environmental samples. * To apply theoretical knowledge in a practical laboratory setting. * To develop record keeping and presentation skills. * To develop inter-personnel and communication skills.

Learning Outcomes

1. Link theoretical concepts with experimental measurements, results and analysis.
2. Analyse experimental data to obtain uncertainties on the measured quantity.
3. Employ a range of hand-held instruments used environmental analysis.
4. Maintain a laboratory logbook.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Laboratory36three hour sesion per week
Independent Study6prework for laboratories
Assignment Completion10one written laboratory report
Independent Study12students will read the laboratory description in advance of the lab
Total Workload: 64

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

Indicative Syllabus
Topics covered: statistical analysis of experimental data, lighting levels, water quality, static electricity, reverberation, radioactivity

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Practice assessment record Experimtal write-ups100%Every Week
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 2
Indicative Reading List

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    Programme or List of Programmes
    ESTBSc in Environmental Science & Tech
    Date of Last Revision29-JAN-09

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