GENE422 Genetic Evaluation and Breeding Program Design

Updated: 18 July 2019
Credit Points 6
Offering
Location Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 3 Online
Intensive School(s)

Intensive schools are for students enrolled in Online Mode only, unless specified in the notes.

Start Finish Attendance Notes
18 November 2019 21 November 2019 Mandatory Online students must attend the mandatory intensive school; Ability to enrol in this unit will be removed approx two days prior to the commencement of this mandatory intensive school.
Supervised Exam There is no supervised examination.
Pre-requisites GENE251 or GENE351 or candidature in a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions GENE522
Notes

The School of Environmental and Rural Science considers all practical/laboratory/tutorial activities as essential to student learning. Attendance and participation in all practical/laboratory/tutorial classes (sessions) is mandatory - exemptions will not be granted without supporting evidence.

Combined Units GENE522 - Genetic Evaluation and Breeding Program Design
Coordinator(s) Julius Van Der Werf (jvanderw@une.edu.au)
Unit Description

This unit provides both a theoretical and practical understanding of most aspects of modern breeding programs, including methods used to estimate breeding values, to derive breeding objectives and to balance multiple trait selection and inbreeding for sustainable improvement of animals. The potential role of reproductive and genomic technologies is evaluated. Students will become well aware of the role of breeding programs in the animal industries, and they develop skills to independently evaluate various aspects of breeding programs.

Materials No text required
Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment
Must
Complete
Title Exam Length Weight Mode No. Words
Compulsory Case Study 40% 2500
Assessment Notes

Case Study Portfolio (including seminar)

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-4

Compulsory Online Assessment 10% 500
Assessment Notes

10x online multiple choice quizzes

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2

Compulsory Practical 0%
Assessment Notes

The School of Environmental and Rural Science considers all practical/laboratory/tutorial activities as essential to student learning. Attendance and participation in all practical/laboratory/tutorial classes (sessions) is mandatory - exemptions will not be granted without supporting evidence.

Compulsory Problem Sets 10% 1000
Assessment Notes

3x online quiz worth 3.33% each

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1- 4

Compulsory Unit Quiz 40% 1000
Assessment Notes

2 Online Quizzes - 20% each

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-4


Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate advanced theoretical/technical knowledge of animal breeding and quantitative genetics theory;
  2. demonstrate advanced theoretical/technical knowledge of animal breeding programs and explain, in written or verbal formats, the effect of new technology to specialist and non-specialist audiences;
  3. integrate knowledge of genomics and genetic improvement and by doing so demonstrate the ability to analyse material critically, evaluate and transform it if necessary; and
  4. analyse, generate and transmit solutions to complex problems such as solving animal breeding problems.