SLE219 - Marine Invertebrates


2020 unit information

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




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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

9 x 1 hour practicals per trimester, 9 x 3 hour practicals per trimester, a half-day fieldtrip (weather permitting).


Practical activities for students enrolled at the Waurn Ponds (Geelong) campus will be conducted at the Deakin University Queenscliff Marine Science Centre.


In SLE219, students will learn how to distinguish between key groups of marine invertebrates; and how to recognise and classify various biological aspects of form and function. Learning and assessment activities provide students with the opportunity to explore both living and preserved specimens from coastal environments surrounding the Great Ocean Road and Port-Phillip Bay. Students acquire the necessary discipline knowledge during a series of practical sessions and a half-day fieldtrip. Students are required to attend and engage in practicals and fieldwork exercises. This enables students to connect theory with taxonomic practice, which includes identifying and recognising key features of various marine invertebrates and to explore different biological aspects associated with form and function. The living specimens allow students to observe animals' behaviour and movement.

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