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Unit details

SLE350 - Marine Wildlife

Enrolment modes:Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Previously coded as:

SQB350

Unit chair:

John Arnould

Prerequisite:

Two level 2 SLE-coded units.  Please note that entry to this unit is via application and requires approval of the Unit Chair.

Contact hours:

Intensive mode short course run over two weeks (classes and practicals) commencing in the second week of trimester 3 at Burwood (Melbourne) including field excursions visiting fur seal and sea bird colonies.  Some assessments due after intensive short course finishes.

Note:

Please note that entry to this unit is via application and requires approval of the Unit Chair.

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.

Content

Marine wildlife - marine mammals, birds and reptiles - present particular conservation challenges with many species currently listed as threatened. This unit covers the diversity of marine wildlife groups, the role of wildlife in marine systems, the ecological and physiological adaptations of wildlife to the marine environment (including life history traits and basic biology), and the threatening processes and major issues affecting the conservation of marine wildlife in Australia (e.g. commercial fisheries, human disturbance, marine debris). Field-based techniques for studying marine wildlife will also be covered.

Assessment

Practical reports/assignments (5 x 10%) 50%, oral presentation 10%, class test 40%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$1096$1096$3863$3609

* 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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