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Course content

The course provides an integrated description of the chemical processes and equilibrium systems that determine mobility, transport, turnover and effects of chemical contaminants in air, soil and water. It also provides an introduction to natural chemical processes in the environment. The lectures are given by external and internal researchers with examples from our own current research.

Learning outcome

The course will provide students with basic knowledge necessary to understand and predict effect of chemical contaminants in the environment.
You will learn about:

  • Our main environmental challenges
  • Chemical equilibriums in air, soil and water
  • How to make distribution and stability diagrams
  • Sources, transport and fate of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in the environment
  • Health and environmental effects of POPs
  • Air pollution at different scales
  • The greenhouse effect and global climate change

KJM9700 differs from KJM5700 in that you will learn to apply this knowledge in respect to the topic of your own Ph.D. thesis and to present this to the expert group in the Environmental Analysis.

Admission

PhD candidates from the University of Oslo should apply for classes and register for examinations through Studentweb.

If a course has limited intake capacity, priority will be given to PhD candidates who follow an individual education plan where this particular course is included. Some national researchers’ schools may have specific rules for ranking applicants for courses with limited intake capacity.

PhD candidates who have been admitted to another higher education institution must apply for a position as a visiting student within a given deadline.

Prerequisites

Recommended previous knowledge

KJM3700 Environmental chemistry

Overlapping courses

10 credits overlap with KJM5700 - Environmental Chemistry II

Teaching

30 hours lectures. The first lecture is mandatory. You also have to complete a project assignment. The subject of the assignment will be chosen in cooperation with the teacher responsible for the course and should preferably be related to your research project. Your project report has to be approved before you can attend the exam.

Examination

Oral examination counts 100 %. You also have to complete a project assignment. The subject of the assignment will be chosen in cooperation with the teacher responsible for the course and should preferably be related to your research project. Your project report has to be approved before you can attend the exam.

Examination support material

No examination support material is allowed.

Language of examination

You may submit your response in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or English. If you would prefer to have the exam text in English, you may apply to the course administrators.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. Read more about the grading system.

Explanations and appeals

Resit an examination

Students who can document a valid reason for absence from the regular examination are offered a postponed exam at the beginning of the next semester.

New examinations are offered at the beginning of the next semester for students who do not successfully complete the exam during the previous semester.

We do not offer a re-scheduled exam for students who withdraw during the exam.

Withdrawal from an examination

It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.

Evaluation

The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.

Facts about this course

Credits

10

Level

PhD

Teaching

Every autumn

Teaching may be cancelled if less than 5 students apply.

Examination

Every autumn

Teaching language

Norwegian (English on request)

English if requested by English-speaking master students, otherwise Norwegian.