SLE151 - Biodiversity: a Global Perspective


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s): 1
Previously coded as:

SQB143, SQB151

EFTSL value: 0.125




Incompatible with: Nil
Study commitment

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

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 2-hour lecture per week (weeks 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11), 2 x 3 hour practical experience (laboratory), 2 x 3 hour practical experience (workshop), 1 x 3 hour practical experience (fieldtrip) per trimester (weeks 2, 4, 6, 8, 10).


This unit is about the nature and significance of biodiversity. It includes study of extinction; speciation; threatened species; conservation strategies; plant and animal diversity; threatening processes; human cultural attitudes to wildlife exploitation and conservation; genetic diversity and molecular techniques in biodiversity conservation.

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