Course code HFA200

HFA200 General Animal Breeding

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Course responsible: Gunnar Klemetsdal
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Faculty of Biosciences
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in August block and ends in the January block. This course has teaching/evaluation in both August block and January block.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2004-2005
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.
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% overlap with AQB200
Type of course:
2 lectures per day plus assignments.
An external examiner assesses the written examination.
Allowed examination aids: C2 Alle typer kalkulatorer, alle andre skriftlige hjelpemidler.
Examination details: Continuous exam: A - E / F