Course code HFA250

HFA250 Applied Animal Breeding

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Course responsible: Odd Vangen
Teachers: Laila Aass, Gunnar Klemetsdal, Tormod Ådnøy
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Department of Animal and Aquacultural Sciences
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Spring parallel. Teaching 4 hours per week. This course has teaching/evaluation in Spring parallel.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2012-2013
Last time: 2015V
Preferential right:
Course contents:
With teachers from the breeding organisatoions the students will get first hand knowledge of the applied breeding programs. The IHA-employed scientists will focus on research based challenges for the breeding programmes, both through new traits and new genetic knowledge. The students have to, through individual term papers, show that they understand the challenges raised through the course.
Learning outcome:
Understand the breeding plans for the species cattle, sheep, goat and pig. Be able to compare the different breeding strategies and understand the differences between species.
Learning activities:
Lectures and individual term papers including presentations.
Lecture notes and selected articles
HFX130, HFA200
Recommended prerequisites:
HFX130, HFA200
Mandatory activity:
The students have to be present at the other students presentations the last week of the semester.
3 hrs written exam (80%) and evaluation of 2 term pappers (50%)
Nominal workload:
300 hours
Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in Science
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
26 lectures and additional work with the term papers and excursion. The course is given the second half of the semester.
External sensor on the written exam. Internal sensor on term paper.
Examination details: :