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SLE219 - Marine Invertebrates

Unit details

Year2017 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Warrnambool
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Ty Matthews


One of SLE106 or SLE111, and one of SLE132 or SLE144



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

3 hour practical per week and fieldtrip, 1 hour class per week


In SLE219, students will learn how to distinguish between key groups of marine invertebrates; and how to recognise and classify various biological aspects of form and function. Learning and assessment activities provide students with the opportunity to explore both living and preserved specimens during three-hour practical sessions and at least two fieldtrips. The unit also builds on the knowledge that students have acquired during foundation units, such as Cells and Genes (SLE111) and Biology: Form and Function (SLE132). Students are required to attend and engage in both practical and fieldwork exercises. This enables students to connect theory with taxonomic practice, which includes identifying and recognising key features of various biological aspects of form and function for a range of marine invertebrates.


2 x practical tests (30% each) 60%, 1 scientific report 40% 

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