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SLE132 - Biology: Form and Function

Unit details

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Year2014 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:


EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

P Beech





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Contact hours:

3 x 1 hour class per week and 5 x 3 hour practical classes per trimester


You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


This unit provides an introduction to animal and plant systems. The first topic explores the relationships between animal structures and their functions, and investigates the physiological processes that enable animals to adjust to environmental changes. Some basic principles of animal behaviour will be introduced. The second topic examines the structure and functions of plants and will include morphology and growth, reproductive biology, nutrient acquisition and transport, and biotechnology. While the focus is on flowering plants, other plant groups and the non-plant eukaryotes fungi and algae will be discussed.


Class test 15%, examination 45%, practical exercises 40%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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