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Advanced Animal Genetics - VETS8004

Year - 2018

Advanced Animal Genetics VETS8004 is an exciting course that explores the technologies used by geneticists in practical situations involving domestic animals. We will expand on concepts learned in earlier years to learn more about genome sequencing, variant discovery, phylogenomics, bioinformatics, epigenetics, association mapping, gene therapy and forensic genetics.

2 hrs/wk in weeks where there are no on-line modules. Up to eight weeks of semester will be conducted as on-line learning modules. Students requiring extra assistance are encouraged to make an appointment with Prof Wade.

Practicals with associated reports and on-line quizzes (25%), Mid Semester on-line examination (25%), Final Examination (50%)

There is no prescribed text for this subject.Books that may be useful: Nicholas, FW (2010) Introduction to Veterinary Genetics (3rd Ed) October 2009, ©2010, Wiley-Blackwell, Iowa, USA ISBN: 978-1-4051-6832-8 (available also in .pdf format via the university library) Falconer, D.S. and Mackay, T.F.C. (1996). An Introduction to Quantitative Genetics. (4th edn). Longman Chesire, London. [Bad, Cam 575/36/B] OR Bourdon, R.M. (1999) Understanding Animal Breeding (2nd edn). Prentice-Hall, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey. [Bad and Camden 636.082 35]

Assumed knowledge
GENE2001 or MBLG2072 or MBLG2972 or equivalent




Faculty: Science

Semester 2

30 Jul 2018

Department/School: School of Veterinary Science Academic Operations
Study Mode: Online
Census Date: 31 Aug 2018
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Prof Claire Wade
HECS Band: 3
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