Course code HFA200

HFA200 General Animal Breeding

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Course responsible: Gunnar Klemetsdal
Teachers: Hans Magnus Gjøen
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 August  and continues in January. This course has teaching/evaluation in both August block, January block, .
Course frequency: <p>Annually</p><p><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/></p>
First time: Study year 2004-2005
Preferential right:

Students in Animal Science.

Course contents:

Thorough introduction to quantitative genetics: kinship and inbreeding, genetic parameters, breeding values, selection, breeding methods and inbreeding in populations.

Learning outcome:

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.
Understanding Animal Breeding (R.M. Burdon) + notes + assignments.

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 % with AQB200

Type of course:

2 lectures per day plus assignments.



An external examiner assesses the written examination.

Allowed examination aids: All types of calculators, all other aids.
Examination details: Continuous exam: A - E / Ikke bestått