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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:

SBB315

EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Anne Wallis

Prerequisite:

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

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

1 hour seminar per module will be delivered via Cloud Deakin

Content

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.

Assessment

4 x online multiple choice tests (5% each) 20%, virtual seminar 30%, project report 50%

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