|Module Title||EQUINE GENETICS|
|Co-ordinator||Dr Basil T Wolf|
|Other staff||Dr Neil F G Beck|
|Course delivery||Lecture||1 x 1 hour lecture per week|
|Practical||4 x 3 hour practicals during semester|
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.
|Problem solving||The assignment involves the solution of problems related to equine breeding programmes.|
|Communication||Students' ability to communicate in writing will be developed and assessed by both assignment and examination.|
This module is at CQFW Level 7