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SLE397 - Sensory Neurobiology and Behaviour

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

0.125

Previously coded as:

SBB397

Unit chair:

K Buchanan

Prerequisite:

One of SBB211, SLE211, SBB204 or SLE204

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

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.

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

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$1076$1076$3750$3503

* 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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