|Language of instruction
The language of instruction is Finnish or English, depending in the participants.
The course is held in the spring semester, during period III. It is recommended to complete the course at the 4th or 5th spring semester.
Upon completion of this course, the student will:
can interpret and assess geological literature where isotopes have been utilizedis able to calculate ages of rocks using given isotope measurements of different isotopic systems,can make inferences on the origin of different rocks types, including ore deposits, based on measured isotope ratios.
Mechanisms of radioactive disintegration; mass spectrometry; different radiogenic and stable isotope systems (e.g., Rb-Sr, Sm-Nd, Re-Os, Lu-Hf, Sm-Nd and U-Pb and Pb-Pb; S and C isotopes); examples of the use of isotopes in the research of ore deposits.
|Mode of delivery
Face to face teaching.
|Learning activities and teaching methods
32 h lectures, 16 h computer exercises.
All students in geosciences.
|Prerequisites and co-requisites
It is recommended that the student has completed studies equivalent to the Bachelor's degree in geology.
|Recommended optional programme components
The course in an independent entity and does not require additional studies carried out at the same time.
|Recommended or required reading
White, W.M. (2015) Isotope Geochemistry. Wiley-Blackwell, 496 p. or Dickin, A.P. (2005) Radiogenic Isotope Geology, 2nd edition, Cambridge University Press, 492 p. Journal articles given during the course.
The availability of the textbooks can be checked via this link.
|Assessment methods and criteria
Theory exam and excel calculations made at home.
In the theory exam grade and final grade, the course utilizes a numerical grading scale of 1-5. Zero stands for a fail. Calculations are graded as pass/fail.
|Working life cooperation