Veterinary Genetics (VETS2020)
UNIT OF STUDY
This Unit of Study presents an introduction to those aspects of genetics that are relevant to veterinarians. It covers the creation and use of genome assemblies and genetic maps; bioinformatics, single-locus traits and disorders; chromosomal abnormalities; non-Mendelian familial disorders; immunogenetics; parentage tests; conservation genetics; genetic variation in pests, parasites and pathogens; genetic and environmental control of inherited diseases; relationship and inbreeding; heritability; breed history and structure; selection and crossing; genetics of coat colours.
Further unit of study information
lectures: 26 hrs; tutorials: 12 hrs
Intra-semester: 1x practical assignment (poster) (30%) ; 1 x quiz (20%) end of semester: 1 x 1 hr examination (50%)
VETS2020 Veterinary Genetics Unit of Study Guide,
FW Nicholas Introduction to Veterinary Genetics 3rd edition
Faculty/department permission required?
Unit of study rules
Prerequisites and assumed knowledge
HSC Mathematics, VETS1018
Study this unit outside a degree
If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.
If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.