Module Identifier EAM2220  
Academic Year 2006/2007  
Co-ordinator Dr Stephen Tooth  
Semester Semester 1  
Other staff Dr Paul A Brewer, Professor Mark G Macklin  
Mutually Exclusive EAM2120 , EAM2320  
Course delivery Seminars / Tutorials   6 Hours. Seminar discussing field issues and techniques  
  Other   3-4 day residential field course  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment Group presentation25%
Semester Assessment 3000 word individual field course report75%
Supplementary Assessment Presentation marks to be carried forward. Resubmit failed elements of coursework. No resit available if student failed to attend the fieldtrip without documented and approved special circumstances.100%

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
1) Select and implement appropriate methodologies for the measurement, sampling and analysis of river systems parameters relevant to catchment managers.

2) Present and interpret data in a rigorous and technically-sound manner, both orally and in the form of a scientific report.

Brief description

This module is based on a 3-4 day residential field course to be held during weeks 2-6 of Semester one. This module aims to provide a technical framework for field-based studies of fluvial processes and management, and to facilitate the development of expertise in specific measurement, analytical and interpretation techniques. Through this module students will develop skills in the selection and implementation of appropriate methodologies for the measurement, sampling and analysis of fluvial processes, and be able to present and interpret data in a rigorous and technically-sound manner.


Themes covered include:-

Module Skills

Problem_solving * Problem identification * Creative solutions * Lateral thinking * Evaluation of suitability and applicability of solutions  
Research skills * Identify research questions * Plan and time manage research * Produce research reports  
Communication * Reading from a variety of sources, academic, technical, public reports etc.. * Writing for different audiences, e.g. consultancy reports, academic essay * Group presentations  
Improving own Learning and Performance * Time management  
Team work * Preparation of group work * Group dynamics ? self organization of tasks within the group * Playing an active part in group work  
Information Technology * Use of GIS packages for presentation  
Application of Number * Manipulation and presentation of results  
Personal Development and Career planning * Develop an awareness of what skills are required by employers * Provide practical experience of some skills  
Subject Specific Skills * Appreciation of field examples of fluvial processes * Understanding of field based river management  

Reading Lists

Howard A & Macklin, M. G (1998) The Quaternary of the Eastern Yorkshire Dales: Field Guide. Quaternary research association, London.


This module is at CQFW Level 7