Prerequisites CHEM201 Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, BIOL102 Principles of Ecology Teaching Organisation 6 contact hours per week for twelve weeks or equivalent. Ecotoxicology is the study of toxicants and their impact on the environment.
This unit aims to provide students with a practical knowledge of how biological systems respond to and are affected by contaminants. Different levels of response will be investigated from sub-cellular through to ecosystems, both aquatic and terrestrial, to a range of contaminants. Students will become familiar with common methods and approaches for the detection and assessment of impacts, and have a broad understanding of sampling and analytical procedures. The broader scale management of toxicity issues will also be investigated.