Study programme 2020-2021Français
General Oceanography
Programme component of Master's in Biochemistry and Molecular and Cell Biology à la Faculty of Science

Students are asked to consult the ECTS course descriptions for each learning activity (AA) to know what special Covid-19 assessment methods are possibly planned for the end of Q3

CodeTypeHead of UE Department’s
contact details
US-M1-SCBBMC-029-MOptional UEGROSJEAN PhilippeS807 - Ecologie numérique
  • GROSJEAN Philippe

of instruction
of assessment
HT(*) HTPE(*) HTPS(*) HR(*) HD(*) CreditsWeighting Term
  • Français
Français15000022.002nd term

AA CodeTeaching Activity (AA) HT(*) HTPE(*) HTPS(*) HR(*) HD(*) Term Weighting
S-BIOG-105General Oceanography150000Q2100.00%
Programme component

Objectives of Programme's Learning Outcomes

  • In the field of biological sciences and particularly in the field of the biochemistry, molecular and cell biology, possess highly specialised and integrated knowledge and a wide range of skills adding to those covered in the Bachelor's programme in biological sciences.
  • Master communication techniques.
    • Communicate, both orally and in writing, their findings, original proposals, knowledge and underlying principles, in a clear, structured and justified manner.
  • Develop and integrate a high degree of autonomy.
    • Pursue further training and develop new skills independently.
  • Apply scientific methodology.
    • Demonstrate thoroughness, independence, creativity, intellectual honesty, and ethical values.

Learning Outcomes of UE

To acquire a multidisciplinary overview of the oceans, in order to better understand the environment of marine organisms.

Content of UE

Basic concepts in physical, chemical and biological oceanography are browsed: geography of the oceans, water masses and oceanic courants, waves, tides, seawater state equation and its implications; water chemistry, composition of seawater, chemistry and cycles of inorganic carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus and silicium; Main treats in the history of oceanography and main investigation methods.

Prior Experience

Marine ecology, basic chemitry and physics.

Type of Assessment for UE in Q2

  • Oral Examination

Q2 UE Assessment Comments

Two questions on the course to prepare during 20min et to expose orally, followed by a little discussion around the presented subjects.

Type of Assessment for UE in Q3

  • Presentation and/or works
  • Oral examination

Q3 UE Assessment Comments

Two questions on the course to prepare during 20min et to expose orally, followed by a little discussion around the presented subjects.

Type of Teaching Activity/Activities

AAType of Teaching Activity/Activities
  • Cours magistraux
  • Conférences
  • Préparations, travaux, recherches d'information

Mode of delivery

AAMode of delivery
  • Face to face

Required Reading


Required Learning Resources/Tools

AARequired Learning Resources/Tools
S-BIOG-105Not applicable

Recommended Reading


Recommended Learning Resources/Tools

AARecommended Learning Resources/Tools
S-BIOG-105Not applicable

Other Recommended Reading

AAOther Recommended Reading
S-BIOG-105Mann, K. & J. Lazier, 2005. Dynamics of marine ecosystems: Biological-physical interactions in oceans, 3rd edition. Wiley-Blackwell, 512pp. Miller, C.B., 2003. Biological Oceanography. Wiley-Blackwell, 416pp. Millero, F.J., 2005. Chemical Oceanography, 2nd Edition. CRC Press, 457pp.

Grade Deferrals of AAs from one year to the next

AAGrade Deferrals of AAs from one year to the next
(*) HT : Hours of theory - HTPE : Hours of in-class exercices - HTPS : hours of practical work - HD : HMiscellaneous time - HR : Hours of remedial classes. - Per. (Period), Y=Year, Q1=1st term et Q2=2nd term
Date de génération : 09/07/2021
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