Applied Geochemistry (8100.2)
|Level:||Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit|
Band 2 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021) Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
|Faculty:||Faculty of Education, Science, Technology & Maths|
|Discipline:||Academic Program Area - Science|
CLOSED FOR FUTURE ENROLMENT.
To view your Unit Outline, click View to log in to MyUC and access this information, or visit your unit's online teaching site.
- Winter Term, 2015, INTENSIVE, BRUCE (141109) - View
If a link to your Unit Outline is not displayed, please check back later. Unit Outlines are generally published by Week One of the relevant teaching period.
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.
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.
5 hours per week.