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SLE219 - Marine Invertebrates

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Warrnambool
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Ty Matthews


One of SLE106 or SLE111, and

one of SLE132 or SLE144



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

3 hour practical or fieldtrip per week


The unit introduces students to key morphological characteristics that are used to separate broad groups of marine invertebrates. The unit information is delivered during practical classes and fieldwork exercises so that student can directly observed and handle living specimens from each broad invertebrate group in conjunction with material that is posted in the Cloud. The unit provides students with a greater understanding of evolution and diversity of marine invertebrates (from the microscopic plankton to the giant squid) and their role in a range of marine habitats and ecosystems. The unit also builds on the knowledge that students have acquired during foundation units, such as Cells and Genes (SLE111) and Biology: Form and Function (SLE132).


2 x practical class tests (30% each) 60%, 1 practical report 40%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* 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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