Number of credits
|Master in oceanography (120 ECTS)||3 crédits|
Language(s) of instruction
Organisation and examination
Teaching in the first semester, review in January
Units courses prerequisite and corequisite
Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program
Learning unit contents
The first part of the course is devoted to description of "natural" organic molecules biodegradation in the marine realm (external and internal processes for control and optimisation of the activity within the "microbial loop")(8 hours).
The second part consists in description of some mathematical models of microbial activity in natural conditions (2 hours).
The third part is devoted to exploring the ways of artificially introduced molecules biodegradation (domestic wastes, detergents, aromatic cycles and halogenated molecules, hydrocarbons and plastics)(8 hours).
The last part of the course is devoted to "biodeterioration" processes (when biodegradation goes too far) (2 hours).
Learning outcomes of the learning unit
To get in touch with the complexity of interactions within the microbial world and focus on positive aspects of bacterial activity.
Prerequisite knowledge and skills
Elementary knowledge (general microbiology course) of the bacterial world.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning)
Five times 4 hours to place according to scheduled courses
Recommended or required readings
Course notes and copy of all illustrations distributed at first course.
Course edited, printed and distributed by Oceanographic Institute Press (Paris)
Assessment methods and criteria
Oral exam with notes
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