SLE265 - Marine Botany


2020 unit information

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

10 x 1 hour practicals per trimester, 8 x 3 hour practicals per trimester, 2 x 1 day fieldtrip (weather permitting), 1 x 6 hour workshop.


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


SLE265 will allow students to explore key concepts in marine botany. Students will have the opportunity to learn how to recognise key characteristics of different groups of marine plants and identify and preserve specimens. Students will investigate the evolution and diversity of marine plants and the roles plants play in marine ecosystems, global carbon budgets, and aquaculture and commercial applications. The unit will provide interactive and hands-on laboratory, and field-based practicals, which will enable students to develop skills in recognising the influence of anthropogenic factors that threaten marine plants.

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