Course code BIO422

BIO422 Nordic Postgraduate Course in Plant Breeding

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Showing course contents for the educational year 2018 - 2019 .

Course responsible: Aasmund Bjørnstad
Teachers: Morten Lillemo
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: Faculty of Biosciences
Teaching language: EN
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
20 active students from all Nordic and Baltic countries (a maximum of 4 from Norway).
Teaching exam periods:
Teaching periode for this Nordic PhD course varies from year to year. See description on the NOVA home page: http://www.nova-university.org
Course frequency: Annually. The course alternates between Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Norway.
First time: 2007H
Last time: 2018V
Preferential right:
PhD-students.
Course contents:
The main topic and teaching periode for this Nordic PhD course varies from year to year. See description on the NOVA home page: http://www.nova-university.org
Learning outcome:

Knowledge

- Understanding marker assisted selection and association genetics - Understanding the principles of genomic selection and prediction - Knowledge about the genome editing technologies Skills - Be able to design a breeding program for a specific crop species and target - Be able to identify required information in order to carry out a breeding project Competence - Be able to evaluate feasibility of breeding for a given trait - Be able to suggest critical measures to reach the goal  

Learning activities:

The students will receive literature before the start and should bring a poster

For more details, see description on the NOVA home page.

 

Programme for 2018 will be updated later.

Teaching support:
Canvas or similar.
Syllabus:
The students will receive literature before the start and should bring a poster
Prerequisites:
The course is intended for PhD-students with basic knowledge of plant breeding and genetics, crop science and biotechnology. Students that have a breeding aspect in their PhD-project will get priority.
Recommended prerequisites:
The theme for the course varies from year to year. Therfore, the recommended background knowledge will also vary.
Mandatory activity:
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Assessment:
Students will earn their credits by presenting a poster of their project on day 1 and by preparing and giving a Student Lecture exploring relevant methods and principles taught on the course.
Nominal workload:
150 hours, corresponding to 5 ECTS.
Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in Science
Type of course:
Lectures/colloquia: 2-4 hours/week on a 500-page long compendium of selected papers. Intensive course week.
Note:

The course is given annually in the Nordic countries as a one-week intensive course. The course alternates between the Nordic countries.

For registration, consult the NOVA web page.

Examiner:
Jointly by the participating teachers and course responsible.
Examination details: :