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SLE132 - Biology: Form and Function

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:


EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Peter Beech





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

3 x 1 hour class per week, 5 x 3 hour practicals per trimester.


This unit provides an introduction to animal and plant systems. The first topic explores the relationships between animal structures and their functions, and investigates the physiological processes that enable animals to adjust to environmental changes. Some basic principles of animal behaviour will be introduced. The second topic examines the structure and functions of plants and will include morphology and growth, reproductive biology, nutrient acquisition and transport, and biotechnology. While the focus is on flowering plants, other plant groups and the non-plant eukaryotes fungi and algae will be discussed.


Online mid-trimester test 15%, examination 45%, practical exercises 40%

Unit Fee Information

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2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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