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Genetic Models for Animal Breeding

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EdX is an online learning platform trusted by over 12 million users offering the Genetic Models for Animal Breeding in collaboration with Wageningen University and Research - WageningenX. Understand the genetic and statistic principles that enable responsible animal breeding and set-up and improve your own breeding program.

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Overview

Animal breeding involves the selective breeding of domestic or livestock animals with the intention to improve desirable (and heritable) qualities in the next generation. This course introduces the steps required to design a program for breeding animals and teaches the genetic and statistical concepts that are needed to build a solid breeding program. Follow this course and learn what the key factors are for improving and increasing productivity and learn what it takes to create and maintain a healthy strong population.

You will learn how an animal breeder balances the need for improving the desirable qualities of the animals with the need for genetic diversity and long-term sustainability of the breeding program. You will learn about the scientific concepts in genetics that are applied in animal breeding, as well as how to apply the genetic models and computational methods that are used in animal breeding.

Professionals working with animals will be able to use the knowledge from this course to understand the impact of breeding on animal populations and use genetic principles to make their decisions. This course will allow you an advanced starting point for further studies, such as M.Sc. level courses in breeding.

Professional Certificate Program

This Genetic Models for Animal Breeding course at Wageningen University and Research - WageningenX is part of the Professional Certificate Program “Animal Breeding and Genetics”. Join the other course in the program, Evaluating Animal Breeding Programs, and advance your career as a breeder.

Programme Structure

What you'll learn

  • The steps required in setting up a breeding program.
  • Understanding of the main concepts in animal breeding.
  • Applying genetic models and tools to predict the breeding value of animals.
  • Tools to predict genetic change and/or inbreeding in populations.

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Duration

  • Part-time
    • 42 days
    • 4 hrs/week

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Language

English

Delivered

Online
  • Self-paced

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The prerequisites are a high school level of mathematics and genetics and a 2nd or 3rd year university level of statistics.
Level: Intermediate

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