SLE350 - Marine Wildlife


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s): 1
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EFTSL value: 0.125

Two level 2 SLE-coded units. 



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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

Intensive: Students are expected to attend an intensive mode short course, approximately 60 hours commitment, run over two weeks (classes and practicals) commencing in the third week of trimester 3. Classes will be streamed from Burwood (Melbourne), and practicals will take place on both Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong) and Warrnambool campuses. Field trips will be conducted as one cohort.


Marine wildlife - marine mammals, birds and reptiles - present particular conservation challenges with many species currently listed as threatened. This unit covers the diversity of marine wildlife groups, the role of wildlife in marine systems, the ecological and physiological adaptations of wildlife to the marine environment (including life history traits and basic biology), and the threatening processes and major issues affecting the conservation of marine wildlife in Australia (e.g. commercial fisheries, human disturbance, marine debris). Field-based techniques for studying marine wildlife will also be covered.

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