ENVR06050 2019 Environmental nuisance
This subject provides an introduction to the environmental issues that are easily sensed by people and which can cause annoyance or, in more extreme cases, nuisance. The learner should be able to identify the causes, impacts and effects of each and to outline strategies for the reduction of any impacts. Complaints handling is also addressed.
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
Explain the terms associated with nuisance issues and describe, where relevant, the terms, conventions and units of measure appropriate to each nuisance issue
Identify the main causes of each of the nuisance issues.
Identify and explain the significant adverse effects and impacts of these nuisance issues.
Outline strategies that can be used to reduce the impact or negative effects of each of the nuisance issues.
Conduct group-based practical investigative work in relation to a nuisance issue and communicate information regarding such investigation(s).
Teaching and Learning Strategies
This module will be delivered full-time. This will include lectures, practicals, groupwork and site visits augmented by independent learning and directed learning. This approach is expected to address student learning needs. Moodle will be used as a repository of educational resources and as a means of assessment (e.g. quizzes, uploading assignments and journals).
Module Assessment Strategies
Module will be assessed by Continuous assessment (100%). There will be a combination of short written assessments, a written assignment and presentation of information.
Repeat Continuous Assessment.
Annoyance and nuisance
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Short tests||Continuous Assessment||Assignment||40 %||OnGoing||1,2,3,4|
|2||Assignment Practical assessment||Continuous Assessment||Practical Evaluation||30 %||OnGoing||1,5|
|3||Group work (EBL)||Continuous Assessment||Group Project||30 %||OnGoing||3,4,5|
Full Time Mode Workload
|Group Learning||Science Laboratory||Laboratory and Workshops||2||Weekly||2.00|
|Independent Learning||UNKNOWN||Self study||3.5||Weekly||3.50|
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