GENE522 Genetic Evaluation and Breeding Program DesignUpdated: 27 September 2019
Intensive schools are for students enrolled in Online Mode only, unless specified in the notes.
|Supervised Exam||There is no supervised examination.|
|Pre-requisites||candidature in a postgraduate award|
consult unit coordinator for enrolment in all 500-level GENE units; 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.
- Genetic Evaluation and Breeding Program Design
|Coordinator(s)||Julius Van Der Werf (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
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 breding 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||Textbook information will be displayed approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the teaching period. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.|
|Disclaimer||Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.|
Assessment information will be published prior to commencement of the teaching period.
|Learning Outcomes (LO)||
Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to: