Advanced Animal Biotechnology (VETS8005)
UNIT OF STUDY
Lectures, tutorials, laboratories (PCR, DNA sequencing and bioinformatics), seminars and supervised reading and directed learning instruction will cover the application of biotechnology to animal productivity, disease control, the development of new products from animals and the impact of altered micro-organisms and plants on animals. A firm foundation in molecular biology and recombinant DNA technology is provided, with an emphasis on relevance in animals. Regulation of gene expression in vivo and in expression systems, monitoring of gene expression including microarrays and proteomics, gene mapping, genomics, including nextgen sequencing, and gene discovery are all discussed in contexts relevant to domestic animals. Genetic modifications of animals including transgenesis and gene knockout, and methods for achieving these modifications including cloning by nuclear transfer are detailed. Basic skills in bioinformatics are developed to access and utilise the vast information resources available. Legal methods of protecting intellectual property are described. Finally animal biotechnology is reviewed from an ethical perspective. Animal Biotechnology explores alternative and complementary technologies to the breeding technologies covered in the core Animal Genetics unit of study.
Our courses that offer this unit of study
- Graduate Certificate in Animal Science
- Graduate Certificate in Veterinary Studies
- Graduate Diploma in Animal Science
- Graduate Diploma in Animal Science (Animal Breeding Management)
- Graduate Diploma in Veterinary Studies
- Master of Animal Science
- Master of Animal Science (Animal Breeding Management)
- Master of Veterinary Studies
Further unit of study information
On-campus lectures 3 hrs/wk, tutorials 1 hr/wk, seminars/workshops 0.25 hrs/wk, laboratories 0.5 hrs/wk
Seminars (20%), essay (20%), 2 hr exam (60%)
No set textbook for this unit of study.
Excursions, self-directed learning, supervised reading, computer aided instruction 1.25 hrs/wk
Faculty/department permission required?
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