Course code HFA251

HFA251 General animal breeding in large and small populations

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Course responsible: Odd Vangen
Teachers: Bjørg Heringstad, Laila Aass, Gunnar Klemetsdal
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Faculty of Biosciences
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Teaching exam periods:
Spring parallel
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2015-2016
Preferential right:
Course contents:

The course deals with applied breeding programs for Norwegian farm species as well as scientific callenges in the different species both through new traits and new genetic knowledge. Management of small populations and applied conservation practice is included in the course.

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. Understand the conservation plans developed for small populations including how to maintain genetic variation.
Learning activities:
Lectures and individual term papers including presentations.
Teaching support:
HFX130, HFA200
Recommended prerequisites:
HFX130, HFA200
Mandatory activity:
2 days excursion and presence at the other students' term paper presentations
Written examination (3 hrs) counts 80%, term paper counts 20%
Nominal workload:
300 hrs
Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in science
Reduction of credits:
Full overlap with HFA201 and HFA250. No credits given if you have taken both courses. 5 credits overlap with each of HFA201 and HFA250.
Type of course:
Allowed examination aids: No calculator, no other aids
Examination details: Continuous exam: A - E / Ikke bestått