|Language of instruction
English or Finnish.
4th or 5th year.
Upon completion of the course, the student knows and understand:
Mode of the element occurrence in surficial sediments
Research methods of the element occurrences
Analytical techniques: chemical and mineralogical
Mineral fractions and different concentration techniques
Heavy minerals and indicator minerals in ore exploration
Advanced surficial geochemical and biogeochemical sampling and analysis methods
To describe and explain broadly and analytically the modes of element occurrence in surficial sediments (mainly in glaciated terrain), their analysis methods and the use of indicator minerals and advanced surficial geochemical techniques in ore exploration with an emphasis of conventional and modern approach.
|Mode of delivery
Face to face teaching.
|Learning activities and teaching methods
The implementation methods of the course vary and will be agreed on together with the students for each course. There will be 24 hours of guided teaching and visits, and about 20 hours of teaching without guidance either privately or in groups.
Students in the 4th or 5th (periods 1 or 2) year, international students.
|Prerequisites and co-requisites
The prerequisite is the completion of the following courses prior to enrolling for the course: Geologian peruskurssi II (771114P), Johdatus Suomen maaperägeologiaan ja maaperän raaka-ainevaroihin (771116P) and Maaperägeologinen malminetsintä (773322A) or similar knowledge.
|Recommended optional programme components
The course is an independent entity and does not require additional studies carried out at the same time.
|Recommended or required reading
McClenaghan, M., Bobrowsky, P.T., Hall, G.E.M. & Cook, S.J., (2001) Drift Exploration in Glaciated Terrain, Geological Society Special Publication N:o 185, 350 p., Other materials delivered during the course.
The availability of the textbooks can be checked via this link.
|Assessment methods and criteria
Participation in the lectures, activity in private or group works, final examination. The assessment of the course is based on the learning outcomes of the course. The more detailed assessment criteria are available on the Noppa Study Portal. Read more about assessment criteria at the University of Oulu webpage.
|Working life cooperation
The course could include visits to the companies or guest lectures of the course's subject.