Course code AQB200

AQB200 General Breeding

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Course responsible: Hans Magnus Gjøen
Teachers: Gunnar Klemetsdal, Theo Meuwissen
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Department of Animal and Aquacultural Sciences
Teaching language: EN
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel, Spring parallel.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2013-2014
Preferential right:
Course contents:
Thorough introduction to quantitative genetics: kinship and inbreeding, genetic parameters, breeding values, selection, breeding methods and inbreeding in populations.
Learning outcome:
Engelsk:Students should be able to analyse the effect of different approaches to breeding (in pure- and cross-breeding) and possess sufficient knowledge to continue studies in the subject area.
Learning activities:
Lectures and assignments
Teaching support:
Assistant lecturer in exercise classes.
Lecture notes + assignments
Engelsk:Statistics, equivalent to STAT100. Genetics, equivalent to BIO120.
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
All exercises, in the relevant semester, must be passed.
2 written examinations, 3 hrs each.
Nominal workload:
300 hours
Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in Science
Reduction of credits:
100% overlap with HFA200
Type of course:
In autumn parallel: Lectures: 2 hours/ week. Guided assignments: 2 hours/ week. In spring parallel: Lectures: 2 hours/ day. Guided assignments: 2 hours/ day.
Mostly the same subjects as HFA200, lectures together with HFA200 in January block.
External examiner
Allowed examination aids: All types of calculators, all other aids.
Examination details: Continuous exam: A - E / Ikke bestått