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SLE315 - Comparative Animal Physiology

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Warrnambool, Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Previously coded as:


Unit chair:

P Jones


One of SBB204, SLE204, SBB211, SLE211, SQB232, SLE232, SQB255 or SLE255

Contact hours:

Warrnambool students: 1 x 2 hour class per fortnight

Note: Online teaching methods require internet access. 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 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.


Virtual laboratory report 20%, CloudDeakin mid-trimester class test 30%, examination 50%

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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