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XX30213: Water cycle and human health

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2014/5
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Programmes in Natural Sciences
Further information on credits Credits: 6
Further information on unit levels Level: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 70%, SM 30%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To enable advanced study of the impact of human populations on the global environment, focusing specially on water resources.

Learning Outcomes:
After taking this unit students should be able to demonstrate that they:
* Have knowledge of a range of scientific and technical problems concerning the current state of the global environment, water resources in particular, and the evidential basis for such knowledge;
* Understand historic and current impacts on the global environment of human population growth and technological advance in the context of water resources;
* Appreciate the importance of detailed accounting of environmental indices in appraising the global situation;
* Can evaluate existing technologies and new technological advancements in the context of both water quality and available resources.

Written communication (T/F/A), Oral presentation (T/F/A), Numeracy and computation (T/F/A), Data acquisition, handling and analysis (T/F/A), Information technology (T/F/A), Information handling and retrieval (T/F/A), Group working (T/F), Working independently (T/F).

Water as a limited resource in the context of globalisation and population growth will be discussed. The unit will focus on water quality and its resource management. It will explore current water management technologies and focus on innovative approaches. The importance of water research in combating disease and increasing population health will be also discussed.
This unit is interdisciplinary in nature and integrates a broad set of chemical-, engineering-, (bio)analytical- and epidemiological-based skills and knowledge.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

XX30213 is Optional on the following programmes:

Programmes in Natural Sciences
  • UXXX-AFB01 : BSc(Hons) Natural Sciences (Year 3)
  • UXXX-AAB02 : BSc(Hons) Natural Sciences with Study year abroad (Year 4)
  • UXXX-AKB02 : BSc(Hons) Natural Sciences with Year long work placement (Year 4)
  • UXXX-AFM01 : MSci(Hons) Natural Sciences (Year 3)
  • UXXX-AKM02 : MSci(Hons) Natural Sciences with Professional Placement (Year 4)
  • UXXX-AAM02 : MSci(Hons) Natural Sciences with Study year abroad (Year 4)

* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2014/15 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2015/16 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2014/15.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.