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SLE397 - Sensory Neurobiology and Behaviour

Unit details

Year2017 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:

0.125

Unit chair:

Kerry Fanson

Prerequisite:

SLE211 or SLE204

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

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

Content

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.

Assessment

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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