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Faculty of Engineering | Lund University

Details for the Course Syllabus for Course FKF100F valid from Autumn 2016

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  • The course aims at providing an understanding of advanced environmental measurement techniques for air quality applications, and how these techniques can be used to provide a basis for estimates of the impact of various human activities on the environment and human health. The course also aims at stimulating the doctoral students to reflect on how our every day human activities may affect the environment and human health, and at acquiring a capability to assess and discuss environmental issues within the working life and societal debate from a natural science perspective.
  • Presentation of different air quality issues and their effects on the environment and health. Going through various measurement scenarios. Multiphase processes in air pollution studies. Physical and chemical processes associated with air pollution. Measurement and analytical methods based on physical and chemical characterization of air pollutants.

    The course contains lectures, laboratory work, and a project work (group size 2-4 students). The teachers are picked from various scientific disciplines and they have a strong scientific base. The project work includes an evaluation of environmental data presented orally and with a written report. It aims at answering the state of the environment of an authentic issue that the teachers are faced with. The laboratory work and demonstration part is an opportunity for the doctoral students to work with high-tech research instruments, or have it demonstrated.
Knowledge and Understanding
  • For a passing grade the doctoral student must
  • have acquired the capability to describe and understand various environmental problems with an emphasis on air quality related issues from a natural science perspective,
    be able to formulate problems aiming at clarifying risks to the environment and human health related to air quality issues,
    be able to plan an environmental investigation based on the problems formulated, and select the most suitable measurement techniques,
    have acquired the capability to conduct a preliminary evaluation of the acquired environmental data aiming at clarifying the problems formulated.
Competences and Skills
  • For a passing grade the doctoral student must
  • be able to integrate knowledge regarding environmental measurement techniques and problems relating to air quality issues,
    have acquired the capability to present the results from their project work and to discuss the results with the course teachers and students during an oral presentation;
    be able to carry out a project and plan the presentation within the given framework;
    be able to integrate knowledge from an extensive material in order to provide solutions to environmental problems;
    be able to present the results obtained from the data evaluation both in writing and orally.
Judgement and Approach
  • For a passing grade the doctoral student must
  • have been stimulated to reflect further on how our common-day human activities may affect the environment and human health.
Types of Instruction
  • Lectures
  • Laboratory exercises
  • Project
  • Study visit
Examination Formats
  • Written exam
  • Written report
  • Seminars given by participants
  • The examination consists of two parts, one written exam in which the student individually answers questions, mostly of a descriptive character, and a project work in a small group. To pass, the student must also take active part in the compulsory laboratory exercises, and have the written laboratory reports approved.
  • Failed, pass
Admission Requirements
Assumed Prior Knowledge
  • Basic physics
Selection Criteria
  • Copied material from the participating divisions and departments compiled.
Further Information
  • The course is a collaboration between the divisions of Nuclear physics, Atomic physics, and Ergonomics and aerosol technology at LTH and departments of Occupational and environmental medicine and Physical geography and ecosystems analysis. The course is on request given in English.
Course code
  • FKF100F
Administrative Information
  •  -04-25
  • FN1/AndersGustafsson

All Published Course Occasions for the Course Syllabus

1 course occasion.

Start Date End Date Published
2017‑01‑17 2017‑05‑31 2016‑11‑29

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