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SLE371 - Human and Animal Navigation

Unit details


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


At least two level 2 SLE-coded units



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

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


There is a quota against this unit. Students may be required to meet their own expenses on fieldwork. 


This unit will provide students with the opportunity to experience first-hand a field location which will be invaluable in providing them with the opportunity to be exposed to principles in classes, and then experience and test them via experiments and observations on nearby free living animals, such as humans, birds, and invertebrates. In addition, the field trip allows students to experience the many other benefits of fieldwork teaching, such as immersion in a topic for a week; experiencing the excitement and camaraderie of living and working with other researchers under field conditions; and developing an enjoyment and knowledge of animal behaviour and ecology that only comes from working in the field with wild animals.  This unit will involve classes, supplemented by group experiments, and a small number of guest speakers. Students may be required to meet their own expenses on fieldwork.


2 x assignments (15%, 25%) 40%, examination 60%

Unit Fee Information

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

Unit fee information available soon

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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

You can calculate the cost of each unit by using the following calculation:

Course fee x unit EFTSL value = unit price

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