|Module Title||EQUINE GENETICS|
|Co-ordinator||Dr Basil T Wolf|
|Other staff||Mrs Carolyn R Gittins|
|Course delivery||Lecture||10 Hours 10 x 1 hour lectures|
|Practical||12 Hours 4 x 3 hour practicals|
1 describe the inheritance of Mendelian traits in the horse.
2 discuss the relative importance of genotype and environment in the inheritance of metric traits.
3 identify and discuss the biological, economic and practical constraints which influence the success of genetic improvement schemes in horse.
4 evaluate scientific, practical, and ethical issues in the application of emergent technologies in cell genetics.
An understanding of the principles of Mendelian and quantitative genetics and their application to the genetic improvement of the horse.
.2 IT and information handling
The assignment will involve the use of spreadsheets in data analysis, information gathering and interpretation.
.3 Use and analysis of numerical information
The assignment will involve the analysis and interpretation of farm animal production records to identify sub-optimal performance and to suggest suitable solutions.
This module is at CQFW Level 7