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SLE105 - Human Impacts - Pollution

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Warrnambool
Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:


EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Julie Mondon





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

3 x 1 hour class per week


The unit will introduce students to the nature of pollution in today's industrialised and industrialising world. The unit will investigate the global nature of pollution, its sources, transport and ecological effects. All the main groups of pollutants will be covered. Concepts will be illustrated by case studies and by guest lecturer delivered by Deakin University staff and members of the wider scientific community (subject to availability). The unit will be delivered in three self-contained modules: Transport and behaviour explores the basic models of pollution, classification of hazardous substances, physical processes of pollution transport and dispersal in air, water and in soil, and an introduction to aquatic toxicology. Organic pollutants introduces students to the nature, sources, and aquatic ecosystem effects of organic pollutants, including naturally occurring organic contamination. Inorganic pollutants discusses the nature, sources, and aquatic ecosystem effects of inorganic pollutants, including metallic pollutants, radionucleides and other inorganic pollutants.


Three tests (20% each) 60%, two written assignments (15%, 25%) 40%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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