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SLE315 - Comparative Animal Physiology

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:


EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Anne Wallis


One of SLE204, SLE211, SLE219, SLE265, SLE232, SLE255 or SLE221



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

1 hour seminar per module will be delivered via Cloud Deakin


This unit compares the physiological adaptations of animals in the context of environment, lifestyle and evolutionary history. Examples, which are drawn from a wide range of animal taxa, focus on adaptations of animals living in challenging environments. Topics include respiration, salt and water balance, temperature regulation, metabolism and animal size, locomotion and sensory organs.


Online multiple choice tests (4 x 5%) 20%, virtual seminar 30%, group investigation scientific report 50%

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

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2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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