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SLE371 - Human and Animal Navigation

Unit details

Year

2016 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:

Must be enrolled in S369.  For students enrolled in S323 Bachelor of Biomedical Science and S320 Bachelor of Science (and all other students), enrolment is via application and requires approval of the Unit Chair.

Unit chair:

Andy Bennett

Prerequisite:

At least two level 2 SLE-coded units

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

1 x 1 hour class per week during weeks 1-4 and 10-11, one week field trip during the intra trimester break in August 2016 (Sunday 14 – Saturday 20 August)

Note:

There is a cap on student enrolment numbers in this unit. Students are required to meet their personal expenses while participating in fieldtrip activities.  The cost of the field trip is approximately $180 per person (subject to change).

Content

SLE371 will provide students with the opportunity to study the principles of human and animal navigation.  The unit features a seven day field trip in Victoria during the intra-trimester break where there will be immersive teaching and the great majority of the teaching and learning will occur.  Students will explore the theory of human and animal navigation in classes, and then experience and test them via activities, observations and experiments on free living animals (e.g. humans, birds, and invertebrates) and cues used by animals and humans. During the field trip, students will also benefit from camaraderie of living and working with other researchers under field conditions with a view to developing enhanced interpersonal, intrapersonal, teamwork and communication skills. The fieldtrip also lends itself towards students developing knowledge and passion for studying animal behaviour and ecology that only comes from working in the field with wild animals.

Assessment

2 x scientific papers (15% each) 30%, group oral presentation 10%, examination 60%

Unit Fee Information

If you are:

Domestic

  • in a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • an undergraduate full fee paying student - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • postgraduate full fee paying students commenced before 2016 - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • postgraduate full fee paying students commencing in 2016 - refer to Course based calculation below.
  • a non-award student - refer to Unit based calculation below.

International

  • an undergraduate, postgraduate or Higher Degree by Research student commenced before 2016 - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • an undergraduate, postgraduate or Higher Degree by Research student commencing in 2016 - refer to Course based calculation below.
  • a non-award student - refer to Unit based calculation below.

Course based calculation

Your unit tuition fees are based on the course you are enrolled in. Please refer to the current year's course entry to estimate the unit cost.


Unit based calculation

Your tuition fees are calculated on the units you enrol in. This means your fees are based on the units you choose to study and not a fixed course price. The tuition fees for this unit are displayed in the table below:


Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$1114$1114$3696$3772

* 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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