PRACTICAL ACTIVITIES IN FIELD

Academic year 2018/2019 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title LABORATORIO IN CAMPO
Course code CT0403 (AF:251773 AR:139077)
Modality Frontal Lesson
ECTS credits 3
Degree level Bachelor's Degree Programme
Educational sector code NN
Period Summer course
Course year 2
Where VENEZIA
Contribution of the course to the overall degree programme goals
The in-field Laboratory is the experimental validation carried out in direct contact with the environmental matrixes (soil, water and organisms) of the knowledge acquired with the theoretical and practical in-laboratory courses in a multidisciplinary approach, which includes the scientific areas of earth sciences, animal and plant ecology, microbiology and chemistry.
Expected learning outcomes
Students learn to experiment in the field theoretical and practical methods of different disciplines in a multidisciplinary approach and to prepare a final report that demonstrates the achieved learning level, the ability to organize the tasks and interpret the data obtained using analytical and synthetic skills.
Pre-requirements
The student must have passed all the exams of the first year except Economics and Environmental Politics. The student must have also attended the following courses of the second year: Analytical chemistry and laboratory, Geodynamics and Laboratory, Ecology I and Laboratory.
Contents
During one week in the Dolomitic area of Falcade (BL) in field experiments of geology, geomorphology, pedology, vegetation science, ecology, chemical and biological analyses for river water quality are carried out. The management of forest resources and few cases of serious hydrogeological instability of the territory are also discussed. Seminars are given for preparing the in field work and debating environmentally important issues.
Referral texts
Support materials (Charts, handouts etc.) are provided for the students
Assessment methods
The students grouped in teams carry out experimental activity and interpret the collected data by using a disciplinary approach, but also showing the relationships between the various disciplines. The final report is assessed by the teachers and discussed with the students.
Teaching methods
Conventional
Lessons are held both in the classroom and in the field and are intended to revise some basic theoretical concepts and to organize the sampling and interpretation of data collected in a multidisciplinary perspective.
Teaching language
Italian
Further information
The students are given a short course on personal protection devices and on the procedures for working in the field in safety conditions.
Type of exam
written and oral
2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals

This subject deals with topics related to the macro-area "Natural capital and environmental quality" and contributes to the achievement of one or more goals of U. N. Agenda for Sustainable Development

Definitive programme.
Last update of the programme
11/04/2018