GENETICS AND FARM ANIMAL BREEDING

Course Information
TitleΓΕΝΕΤΙΚΗ ΚΑΙ ΒΕΛΤΙΩΣΗ ΑΓΡΟΤΙΚΩΝ ΖΩΩΝ / GENETICS AND FARM ANIMAL BREEDING
CodeΝ404Υ
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
SchoolAgriculture
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CommonYes
StatusActive
Course ID420001925

Programme of Study: PPS Geōponías (2019-sīmera)

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses belonging to the other635
ZŌIKĪS PARAGŌGĪSCompulsory Course belonging to the selected specialization (Compulsory Specialization Course)635

Programme of Study: UPS School of Agriculture (2011-today)

Registered students: 45
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses belonging to the other635
ZŌIKĪS PARAGŌGĪSCompulsory Course belonging to the selected specialization (Compulsory Specialization Course)635

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours4
Total Hours52
Class ID
600120691
Type of the Course
  • Background
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Erasmus
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: 1) understand the role of the genes and the meaning of inheritance 2) understand the principles of Mendelian, Population and Quantitative genetics and be able to solve exercises and problems relative to farm animals 3) understand the importance of selection and the use of molecular and biotectechnological approaches in farm animal breeding and conservation
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Respect natural environment
Course Content (Syllabus)
Genetics: an introduction, Chromosomes: variations in their structure and number, Mendelian inheritance, Ιntroduction to population genetics, Quantitative genetics, Descriptive statistics of quantitative traits, Heritability, Genetic correlations, Estimation of genetic values in farm animals, Mating systems, Development of breeding programs, Use of biotechnology in farm animal breeding, Methods for the identification, conservation and management of farm animal breeds
Keywords
Mendelian inheritance, population genetics, quantitative genetics, animal breeding
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Interactive excersises
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Description
Use of powerpoint, video, internet
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures72
Laboratory Work15
Tutorial50
Exams3
Total140
Student Assessment
Description
written exams
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative, Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
"Βασικές αρχές της γενετικής και κληρονομικότητα", Μπάνος Γ., Εκδόσεις Χ&Β Κορδαλή Ο.Ε. (Κωδικός Εύδοξος 7495)
Additional bibliography for study
iGENETICS ΕΠΙΤΟΜΗ ΕΚΔΟΣΗ, Peter Russel, Ακαδημαϊκές εκδόσεις Ι. Μπάσδρα & Σια Ο.Ε.
Last Update
28-01-2019