Gwybodaeth Modiwlau

Module Identifier
Module Title
Animal Biotechnology
Academic Year
Semester 2
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Lecture 1 x 1 hour lecture per week (11 hours)
Seminars / Tutorials 1 x 4 hour seminar (4 hours)
Practical 2 x 4 hour practicals (8 hours)


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment PCR laboratory report.  20%
Semester Assessment Presentation.  10%
Semester Assessment Essay associated with presentations.  10%
Semester Exam 2 Hours   60%
Supplementary Exam 2 Hours   100%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

1. Discuss the range of -omics technologies available.

2. Discuss the application of these technologies to biological problems faced by animal/equine scientists and zoologists

Brief description

The module will consider the different types of :omics technology and how advances in these areas are being applied primarily to livestock


1. Genomics
2. Transcriptomics
3. Proteomics
4. Metabolomics
5. DNA Sequencing - including next generation sequencing
6. Population analysis via molecular ecology
7. Additional -omics technologies

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number Population analysis from PCR lab.
Communication Exam, Lab report and presentation.
Improving own Learning and Performance Exam, Lab report and presentation.
Information Technology Presentations.
Personal Development and Career planning Raised awareness of these technologies being applied in the workplace.
Problem solving Population analysis from PCR lab.
Research skills Lab report and presentation.
Subject Specific Skills Raised awareness of these topics in whole-animal biology.
Team work Labwork.


This module is at CQFW Level 6