Module also offered within study programmes:
General information:
Name:
Geomedicine
Course of study:
2015/2016
Code:
BTR-2-106-GT-s
Faculty of:
Geology, Geophysics and Environmental Protection
Study level:
Second-cycle studies
Specialty:
Geotourism
Field of study:
Tourism and Recreation
Semester:
1
Profile of education:
Academic (A)
Lecture language:
Polish
Form and type of study:
Full-time studies
Responsible teacher:
dr hab. Bąk Marta (martabak@agh.edu.pl)
Academic teachers:
Module summary

Description of learning outcomes for module
MLO code Student after module completion has the knowledge/ knows how to/is able to Connections with FLO Method of learning outcomes verification (form of completion)
Knowledge
M_W001 He knows the basic concepts in the field of biomedicine TR2A_W01 Test
M_W002 He can indicate the share of minerals in the construction of the human body TR2A_U06, TR2A_U01 Test
M_W003 Can explain the dependence of the natural hazards of life from climatic zones TR2A_U06 Test
M_W004 Can characterize natural sources of danger to human health and life TR2A_U06 Project
M_W005 He can determine the negative effects of substances on the human body TR2A_U06, TR2A_U09 Presentation
FLO matrix in relation to forms of classes
MLO code Student after module completion has the knowledge/ knows how to/is able to Form of classes
Lecture
Audit. classes
Lab. classes
Project classes
Conv. seminar
Seminar classes
Pract. classes
Zaj. terenowe
Zaj. warsztatowe
Others
E-learning
Knowledge
M_W001 He knows the basic concepts in the field of biomedicine - + - - - - - - - - -
M_W002 He can indicate the share of minerals in the construction of the human body - + - - - - - - - - -
M_W003 Can explain the dependence of the natural hazards of life from climatic zones - + - - - - - - - - -
M_W004 Can characterize natural sources of danger to human health and life - + - - - - - - - - -
M_W005 He can determine the negative effects of substances on the human body - + - - - - - - - - -
Module content
Auditorium classes:

1. Geomedicine – basic concepts, objectives and history of the development. (2h)
2. Cycle of elements in nature. (6h)
3. Natural minerals in the earth’s crust and in the human body. (4h)
4. Evolutionary and environmental determinants of mineralization in organisms. (2h)
5. Global causes of climate changes in the Earth’s history. (4h)
6. Industrial and anthropogenic causes of changes in the environment. (2h)
7. The importance of elements for live. (4h)
8. The importance of macronutrients, micronutrients and trace elements on the human health. (4h)

Student workload (ECTS credits balance)
Student activity form Student workload
Summary student workload 78 h
Module ECTS credits 3 ECTS
Participation in lectures 28 h
Realization of independently performed tasks 25 h
Preparation of a report, presentation, written work, etc. 25 h
Additional information
Method of calculating the final grade:

The final grade is the arithmetic mean of the two ratings: (1) evaluation of the test from the content of the lectures and the content of of plenary presentations delivered by all the participants; (2) the assessment paper prepared and delivered in the classroom by the participant.

Prerequisites and additional requirements:

The required elementary knowledge of biology, chemistry, geology.

Recommended literature and teaching resources:

Bunnell J.E., Finkelman R.B., Centeno J.A., Selinus O., 2007. Medical Geology: a globally emerging discipline. Geologica Acta, vol.5 /3.

Catherine H., Skinner W., Berger A.R., 2003. Geology and health: closing the gap. Oxford University Press

Dissanayake C.B., Chandrajith R., 2009. Introduction to mediacal geology. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg

Pawlikowski M.,1995. Sekrety mineralizacji tkanek. Wyd. Centrum PPGSMiE PAN

Pawlikowski M., Niedźwiecki T., 2002. Mineralogia kości. Wyd. PAN, Kraków

Selinus O., Finkelman R.B., Centeno J.A., 2010. Medical geology. A regional synthesis. Springer
Singh H., Theoretical basis for medical geology

Scientific publications of module course instructors related to the topic of the module:

BĄK, M., Bąk, K., GÓRNY, Z., Stożek, B. 2015. Evidence of bacteriogenic iron and manganese oxyhydroxides in Albian-Cenomanian marine sediments of the Carpathian realm (Poland). Annales Societatis Geologorum Poloniae ; vol. 85 no. 2, s. 371–385.
BĄK, M., GÓRNY, Z., Bąk, K., Wolska, A., Stożek, B. 2015. Successive stages of calcitization and silicification of Cenomanian spicule-bearing turbidites based on microfacies analysis, Polish Outer Carpathians. Annales Societatis Geologorum Poloniae ; vol. 85 no. 1, s. 187–203.
Bąk, K., Kowalczyk, J., Wolska A., BĄK, M., NATKANIEC-NOWAK, L. 2016. Iron and silica enrichments in the middle Albian neptunian dykes from the High-Tatric Unit, Central Western Carpathians: an indication of hydrothermal activity for an extensional tectonic regime. Geological Magazine.

Additional information:

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