Course code HFA400

HFA400 Quantitative Genetics

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Course responsible: Hans Magnus Gjøen
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Department of Animal and Aquacultural Sciences
Teaching language: EN, NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in August block, Autumn parallel, January block, Spring parallel, June block.
Course frequency: By demand
First time: Study year 2007-2008
Preferential right:
Course contents:
Quantitative genetics with focus on inbreeding, genetic variation and breeding plans and economics in breeding. Topics may be changed.
Learning outcome:
The students should acquire a solid understanding of quantitative genetics.
Learning activities:
Colloquium-based teaching.
Teaching support:
The teachers will be available for questions from the study group and will also, if possible, go through selected topics as lectures.

Decided each year.

Falconer's "Introduction to Quantitative Genetics" has mainly been used.

300 level in livestock breeding, or the equivalent.
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Written examination or assignments (one week\r´s workload).
Nominal workload:
300 hours.
Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in Science
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
Discussion groups: 22 hours. (Subject to change).
An external examiner will provide individual assessment.
Allowed examination aids: All types of calculators, all other aids.
Examination details: One written exam: Bestått / Ikke bestått