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UC-202 Ecotoxicology & Ecological Risk Assessment

Period P2a - Universidade de Coimbra, PortugalYear 1
UC-202Ecotoxicology & Ecological Risk Assessment6 ECTSPeriod P2aUC
Objectives:The course covers major concepts on ecotoxicology and ecological risk assessment. Focus is given on the state of the art ecotoxicological tools and schemes for ecological risk assessment of substances and contaminated sites using a multidisciplinary approach integrating ecology, chemistry and toxicology concepts. Students will acquire laboratory and data analysis skills working on real examples and will gain experience on risk assessment schemes by analysing several case studies and acting in different role play exercises.

Outcomes:Acquire knowledge and skills on ecotoxicological methods and schemes of ecological risk assessment for substances (mainly pesticides) and contaminated sites.
ElectiveTaught in ENMixed
EvaluationWorkload : 150 hours
Written ExamLecture20
Oral ExamSeminar10
Report30%Practice30
Paper70%Total60h
DefenceFieldNo