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SLE203 - Plant Biology

Unit details

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Year2014 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:


EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

M Gibson


One of SLE103, SLE111, SLE132 or SLE151



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

1 x 3 hour class per week, 6 x 3 hour practicals 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.


Plant diversity in an Australian context is examined with emphasis on plant structure and function, growth and development, ecophysiology, floral structure and identification, taxonomy and nutrition.  Ecophysiology is examined in terms of adaptations to environment in the context of Climate Change.  The fungi, lichens and benthic marine macroalgae also are examined.  Ethnobotany forms a module within the unit.


Practical work (assignment 1 - 10%, assignment 2 - 20%) 30%, practical test 30%, theory (2 x in-class tests (20% each) 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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