ĶVĶ405 Environmental Protection Problems II

Code ĶVĶ405
Name Environmental Protection Problems II
Status Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice
Level and type Post-graduate Studies, Academic
Field of study Environmental Engineering and Management
Faculty Department of General Chemical Engineering
Academic staff Daina Kalniņa
Credit points 2.0 (3.0 ECTS)
Parts 1
Annotation This course provides an introduction to basic principles of chemistry and physics that are connected to environmental issues, thus helping to provide an insight into some of the major environmental problems of nowadays. The course analyses global disturbances to the environment, as well as local environmental issues and priorities of human and environmental health.The course point out the safe water related problems of the world: drinking water quality regulations, water related diseases and sanitation, Baltic sea pollution and another environmental problems. The course includes a microbial and chemical safety of food, rational uses of the natural resources, a new materials using and problems from it..
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
The aim of the course is to provide a comprehensive understanding of global and local environmental issues. After finishing this course, the students will have a better insight into the causes of various environmental problems, and will have also viewed them from a moral, ethical and historical standpoint. They will be able to comprehensively analyze environmental issues from many aspects, not only those that are officially recognized, including environmental problems and their solution at both global and local level.
Learning outcomes
and assessment
The ability to assess the drinking water quality according to the demands of WHO, EU and Latvian state legislation. - Type of evaluation: laboratory work . Criteria: submission of results on drinking water analysis.The ability to analyze the quality of water.
The ability to use the scientific method for studying and finding solutions to environmental problems - Type of evaluation: problem-solving in group. Criteria: finding the most appropriate methods, indicators, technical and/or social parameters for characterizing environmental problems in accordance with the demanding standards of the scientific and technical community.
The ability to assess the daily used food for chemical and microbiological safety. - Type of evaluation: assessment work. Criteria: submission of a results of daily food safety analysis
The technical ability (competence) to evaluate and resolve different environmental problems. - Type of evaluation: problem-solving in groups Criteria: the ability to defend ones opinion based on knowledge of the subject.
The ability to critically assess and analyze environmental problems - Type of evaluation: exam. Criteria: able to analyze different environmental problems .
Course prerequisites Specific prerequisites are not required

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