ENVR06058 2013 Water Quality

General Details

Full Title
Water Quality
Transcript Title
Water Quality
N/A %
Subject Area
ENVR - Environmental Science
ESCI - Environmental Science
06 - NFQ Level 6
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2013 - Full Academic Year 2013-14
End Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
Ossian Geraghty, Ann-Marie Duddy

This module introduces the student to a wide range of physical, chemical and biological methods commonly used in  water analysis in the context of the regulatory framework. 

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Describe the theoretical principles of water quality analysis.


Perform a range of analytical techniques on various water samples and comment on the accuracy, precision and limitations of the data generated.


Interpret scientific data using knowledge of water quality parameters and relevant water legislation, where appropriate.


Generate and record scientific data in a laboratory both individually and in teams.


Write a scientific report.

Indicative Syllabus

Water Quality, Water Framework Directive and water quality legislation

Water quality indicators

Theoretical principles of water quality analysis and selection of appropriate analtyical methods and techniques

Generation/evaluation of scientific data

Writing a scientific report

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
65 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
35 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Practical Evaluation Practical Assessment Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 50 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5
2 Short Answer Questions Short Questions Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 15 % OnGoing 1,2,3

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Final exam Final Exam UNKNOWN 35 % End of Term 1,2,3

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Lecture Theatre Lecture 1 Weekly 1.00
Laboratory Practical Science Laboratory Laboratory 3 Weekly 3.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Self Study 3 Weekly 3.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

EPA (2001) Parameters of water quality

Reeve (2002) Introduction to environmental analysis. John Wiley & Sons

Radojevic & Baskin (1999) Practical Environmental Analysis. Royal Society of Chemistry

Christian G.D. (2004) Analytical Chemistry. 6th Edition. John Wiley & Sons

APHA (2005) Standard methods for the examination of water and wastewater, 21st edition.

Other Resources


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