|The information contained in this module specification was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change, either during the session because of unforeseen circumstances, or following review of the module at the end of the session. Queries about the module should be directed to the member of staff with responsibility for the module.
Dr P Salaun
Earth, Ocean and Ecological Sciences
|Level 5 FHEQ
This module aims to introduce students to the main anthropogenic stressors, their effects and importance on the marine system. It also aims to train students in reading of scientific papers as well as enhancing their communication skills.
(LO1) An understanding of what marine pollution is
(LO2) An understanding of the main anthropogenic stressors on the marine system
(LO3) An understanding of the underlying processes that affect the extent of a marine pollution issue
(LO4) An understanding of the methods that can be used to monitor specific problems
(LO5) An understanding of the remediation techniques that can be used to minimise a particular issue
(LO6) An understanding of the international regulations that are in place to protect the marine system
(LO7) An awareness of high-impact research papers that have contributed in understanding, monitoring and/or remediating a specific pollution issue
(LO8) An awareness of how prevalent marine pollution issues are being reported in the news
(S1) Communication skills (design video, recording audio)
(S2) International awareness
Introduction to Marine Pollution and Challenges in a Changing World
Please note that this syllabus may slightly change.
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Typically 2 x 1h weekly lectures. Each topic will have a set of recommended research papers as reading list.
Peer-learning: Videos made by students will be made accessible to everyone and will be discussed in groups.
Self-directed learning: reading through research papers and books is advised. Important recently published research papers will be incorporated in the reading list of each topic.
|Timetable (if known)
|Penalty for late
|Written Exam (in person, 120 mins). There is a resit opportunity. This is an anonymous assessment.
|Penalty for late
|Video Presentation (10 min long group video about specific research papers addressing a particular aspect of a marine pollution issue; the video will then be discussed during a 20 min Q&A session with
|On-line coursework where students are asked to answer questions related to specific marine pollution issues. There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This
|Reading lists are managed at readinglists.liverpool.ac.uk. Click here to access the reading lists for this module.