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Risque et impact des polluants pour l'environnement

Responsible Faculty: Faculty of Geosciences and Environment (FGSE)

Teacher(s): Nathalie Chèvre
Lecturer(s): -

Validity: 2010 -> 2012

No timetable defined.


Autumn semester
1 hours per week
14 hours per semester

Teaching language(s): French
Public: Yes
Credits: 3.00


The main goal is to be able to evaluate the implications of a problem linked to environmental pollution

- To know the principles of risk assessment and their limits
- To know the tools to evaluate concrete situations of environmental pollution
- To be able to find out, to sort out and to synthetize the available information
- To be able to critically evaluate a problem of environmental pollution


The course is divided in two parts:

- A course with different presentations on topics related to risk assessment and environmental pollution
- A personal work with the redaction and presentation of a specific thematic linked to pollution problems


50% grade: personal work (50% report - 50% oral presentation)
50% grade: written examination (2h)


Hoffman, DJ, Rattner BA, Burton, GA Jr, Cairns J Jr. 2002. Handbook of Ecotoxicology. 2nd Edition. CRC Press, Boca Raton, Fl.

Newman, MC, Unger MA. 2003. Fundamentals of Ecotoxicology. 2nd Edition. Lewis Publishers. Boca Raton, Fl.

Programme requirements

Course: Introduction à l'écotoxicologie (bachelor)

Canton de Vaud
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