Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Genetics and Genomics in Agriculture 2 (Principles of Animal Breeding)
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:

Identify the key components of a breeding program.

Demonstrate an understanding of how genetic merit is calculated and reported.

Brief description

This course provides an introduction to the principles behind livestock breeding programmes


Through a series of online lectures, guided reading and quizzes, students will explore:
- The key components of a livestock improvement programme
- Methods for calculating genetic merit

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Creative Problem Solving The written assessment 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 written assessment.


This module is at CQFW Level 7