Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Genetics and Genomics in Agriculture 1 (Introduction)
Academic Year
Distance Learning

Course Delivery



Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion

Learning Outcomes

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

Demonstrate a basic understanding of genetics

Identify the key drivers behind breeding.

Brief description

This course provides an introduction to agricultural genetics and explore drivers for plant and animal breeding programmes.


Through a series of online lectures, guided reading and quizzes, students will explore:
- The genetic inheritance of traits
- The key drivers behind breeding programmes

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Creative Problem Solving The MCQ exam will pose questions that present theoretical problems for the students to solve.
Critical and analytical thinking Students will be expected to synthesise complex information
Digital capability Students will be required to examine and synthesize quantitative data from a range of publications and databases to develop answers for their MCQ exam


This module is at CQFW Level 7