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SLE371 - Human and Animal Navigation

Unit details

Year

2018 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:

Must be enrolled in S369.  For students enrolled in S323 Bachelor of Biomedical Science and S320 Bachelor of Science (and all other students), enrolment is via application and requires approval of the Unit Chair.

Unit chair:

Andy Bennett

Prerequisite:

At least two level 2 SLE-coded units

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

1 x 1 hour class per week during weeks 1-5 and week 11, 1 x 3 hour practical in week 4,  6 day field trip (Monday 13  – Saturday 18 August) during the intra trimester break in August 2018.

Note:

There is a cap on student enrolment numbers in this unit. Students are required to meet their personal expenses while participating in fieldtrip activities.  The cost of the field trip is approximately $180 per person (subject to change).

Content

SLE371 will provide students with the opportunity to study the principles of human and animal navigation. The unit features a five day field trip (13-18 August) to Cape Otway, during the intra-trimester break, where and the great majority of the teaching and learning will occur.

Students will explore the theory of human and animal navigation in classes, and then experience and test them via observations and experiments on animals (e.g. humans, birds, and invertebrates) and the cues used by animals and humans in navigation. During the field trip, students will receive most of the classes, workshops and practical projects, have much time to interact with staff, and benefit from camaraderie of living and working with other researchers under field conditions with a view to developing enhanced interpersonal, teamwork and communication skills. The field experiences and immersive teaching in the field also aids students in developing knowledge and passion for animal behaviour and ecology that only comes from working with animals in natural environments.

Assessment

2 x scientific papers (20% each) 40%, oral presentation 10%, examination 50%

Unit Fee Information

If you are:

Domestic

  • in a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • an undergraduate full fee paying student - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • postgraduate full fee paying students commenced before 2016 - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • postgraduate full fee paying students commencing in 2016 - refer to Course based calculation below.
  • a non-award student - refer to Unit based calculation below.

International

  • an undergraduate, postgraduate or Higher Degree by Research student commenced before 2016 - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • an undergraduate, postgraduate or Higher Degree by Research student commencing in 2016 - refer to Course based calculation below.
  • a non-award student - refer to Unit based calculation below.

Course based calculation

Your unit tuition fees are based on the course you are enrolled in. Please refer to the current year's course entry to estimate the unit cost.


Unit based calculation

Your tuition fees are calculated on the units you enrol in. This means your fees are based on the units you choose to study and not a fixed course price. The tuition fees for this unit are displayed in the table below:


Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$$$3960$4159

Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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