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750626S Environmental impact assessment (EIA) and ecological inventory of natural resources, 5 ECTS cr 
Code 750626S  Validity 01.01.1950 -
Name Environmental impact assessment (EIA) and ecological inventory of natural resources  Abbreviation Environmental i 
Scope5 ECTS cr   
TypeAdvanced Studies Discipline3272 Ecology 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Field of Biology 

Seppo Rytkönen 

ECTS Credits 

5 ECTS credits / 133 hours of work.


Language of instruction 




M.Sc. degree, (arranged if resources allow).

Learning outcomes 

After finishing the course student get acquainted to inventory approaches of natural ecosystems and is able to apply knowledge to environmental impact assessments. Student has skills to fulfill environmental impact assessments based on different types of case studies. Additionally, student knows the legal procedure to act as responsible person for EIA.



The course gives an overview of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and its tasks according to the present legislation of the European Community. The course includes ecological impacts on e.g. hydrology, water quality, ecology, ecological inventories of nature. Course includes obligatory exercise work.


Mode of delivery 

Face-to-face teaching.

Learning activities and teaching methods 

24 h lectures, 18 h seminars.


Target group 


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Recommended optional programme components 


Recommended or required reading


Assessment methods and criteria 

Exam and report.

Read more about assessment criteria at the University of Oulu webpage.


Numerical grading scale 0 – 5, where 0 = fail.

Person responsible 

Doc. Seppo Rytkönen.


Working life cooperation 


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Current and future instruction
Functions Name Type ECTS cr Teacher Schedule
registration period has not begun Environmental impact assessment (EIA) and ecological inventory of natural resources  Course  Seppo Rytkönen  03.02.22 -19.05.22

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