SLE117 - Foundations of Zoology


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125



STP010 and must be enrolled in S369

Incompatible with:


Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

4 x 2 hour seminar per trimester, 4 x 3 hour practical per trimester, 1 x 14 hour overnight fieldtrip

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

Online independent and collaborative learning including 2 hours per week of live class delivered online.


This unit provides students with foundational knowledge in the principles of zoology, with a strong focus on Australian wildlife and environments. In this unit students will explore the scientific study of animals including their genetics, structure and function, behaviour, ecology, evolution and conservation biology. This unit emphasises the development of knowledge and skills though field-based and hands-on experiences. Skills and content covered in this unit include experimental design and collection of data from a variety of animals and environments, data handling and management, introduction to data analysis and presentation, and the interpretation and implications of zoological studies for the management of natural populations and environments.

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