Course code HFA200

HFA200 General Animal Breeding

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Course responsible: Gunnar Klemetsdal, Hans Magnus Gjøen
Teachers: Peer Berg, Morten Lillemo, Theodorus Hendrikus Elisabeth Meuwissen
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Faculty of Biosciences
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Teaching exam periods:
Spring  semester
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2004-2005
Preferential right:
Course contents:
Thorough introduction to quantitative genetics: kinship and inbreeding, genetic parameters, breeding values, selection, breeding methods and inbreeding in populations. Will also cover aspects relevant for plant breeding and will have some joint lectures with BIO248.
Learning outcome:
Students should be able to analyse the effect of different approaches to breeding (in pure- and cross-breeding) and possess sufficient competence to do further studies in the topic of breeding and population management.
Learning activities:
Lectures and obligatory assignments.
Teaching support:
Canvas, class discussions, tutoring with assignments, chat in Canvas and responses to questions in class.
Lecture notes/recordings and assignments.
Statistics, equivalent to STAT100. Genetics, equivalent to BIO120.
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
All exercises must be passed.
Written examination, 3 hrs. A-F. + assignments must have been evaluated to "Passed"
Nominal workload:
300 hours.
Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in Science
Reduction of credits:
50% overlap with BIO248
Type of course:
4 lectures per week, plus assignments.
An external examiner assesses the written examination.
Examination details: :