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SLE397 - Sensory Neurobiology and Behaviour

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


Previously coded as:


Unit chair:

Kate Buchanan


SLE211 or SLE204



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

 2 x 1 hour classes per week

Note: 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 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.


Written assignment 30%, class test (small group work problem solving) 10%, reading test (online test of outside reading) 10%, examination 50%

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