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HR902 - Soil, Water and Plant Mineral Nutrition

  • Module code: HR902
  • Module name: Soil, Water and Plant Mineral Nutrition
  • Department: School of Life Sciences
  • Credit: 10

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This module focuses on providing the students with an understanding of the environmental and safety risks associated with technology together with methods for limiting damage and risk. Reference to practical examples will be used wherever possible.

Principal learning outcomes

1. Understand the principles of soil science and soil management 2. Understand the fundamental concepts of resource management for agriculture, landscape and conservation 3. Evaluate the use of water, nutrients and other natural resources on agricultural regimes as well as their impacts on the wider environment 4. Analyse the sources and effects of environmental pollution 5. Select and apply appropriate tools and techniques to optimise cropping and limit and manage pollution

Timetabled teaching activities

Lecture: 12 Seminars: 2 (2 hours each) Practical Class/Workshops: 3 hour class

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
10 CATS (Module code: HR902-10)
A2 (Assessed work only) Poster Presentation 50%
  Essay 50%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

  • Postgraduate Taught Environmental Bioscience in a Changing Climate (D4A1) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Taught Sustainable Crop Production: Agronomy for the 21st Century (D4A2) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Taught Food Security (D4A3) - Year 1
Optional Core


  • Postgraduate Taught Integrative Bioscience (C1PK) - Year 1