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Applied Geochemistry (8100.2)

Level: Undergraduate Third Year Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 2, 4
Faculty: Faculty of Education, Science, Technology & Maths
Discipline: Academic Program Area - Science

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    Syllabus

    This unit will provide students with an applied understanding of how practitioners use analytical techniques to help them understand geochemical processes in nature. This has a range environmental science and economic geology applications, and many of these will be explored as case studies, and in field-based exercises. Use of a range of geochemical techniques for dating of environmental materials, and characterising present and former landscapes will be reviewed. Developing an understanding of how to manage, manipulate and interpret geochemical data sets for particular outcomes will be a fundamental component of this work.

    Learning Outcomes

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    1. extending students inorganic chemistry knowledge utilising applied techniques;

    2. identifying the spectrum of geochemistry applications currently used in practice in environmental and economic contexts;

    3. enhance students' skills with respect to the comprehensive use of geochemical data;

    4. practically manage, manipulate and interpret geochemical data sets for particular outcomes;

    5. explore the applications of advanced stable and radiometric isotope techniques;

    6. continue to enhance students' understanding of applied analytical techniques.

    Assessment Items

    Contact Hours

    5 hours per week.

    Prerequisites

    Chemistry 1a



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