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SLE397 - Sensory Neurobiology and Behaviour

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:


Unit chair:

Raoul Ribot


SLE211 or SLE204



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

2 x 1 hour classes per week, 2 x 1.5 hour seminars per trimester


This unit considers how, why and when animals transfer information to others and the impact on behavioural patterns. It addresses the mechanisms underlying these communication methods, the constraints acting on information transfer and the evolutionary implications of such constraints. Using guided reading and problem solving the students will be encouraged to think critically about experimental design and to evaluate the literature.


Written assignment (assessing scientific literature) 30%, class test (small group work problem solving) 10%, reading test (online review test) 10%, written assignment (practice essay question) 10%, examination 40%

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