Return to previous page

SLE315 - Comparative Animal Physiology

Unit details

Year2017 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Paul Jones


One of SLE204, SLE211, SLE219, SLE265, SLE232, SLE255 or SLE221



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

1 hour seminar per module will be delivered via Cloud Deakin


This unit compares the physiological adaptations of animals in the context of environment, lifestyle and evolutionary history. Examples, which are drawn from a wide range of animal taxa, focus on adaptations of animals living in challenging environments. Topics include respiration, salt and water balance, temperature regulation, metabolism and animal size, locomotion and sensory organs.


4 x online multiple choice tests (5% each) 20%, virtual seminar 30%, project report 50%

Unit Fee Information

Unit fee information available soon

Return to previous page