Course syllabus GKZ - Quantitative Genetics (FA - WS 2017/2018)

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Course code: GKZ
Course title in language of instruction: -- item not defined --
Course title in Czech: Quantitative Genetics
Course title in English: Quantitative Genetics
Mode of completion and number of credits: Exam (6 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes: full-time, 2/2 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Language of instruction: Czech
Level of course: master continuing
Semester: WS 2017/2018
Name of lecturer: prof. Ing. Tomáš Urban, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor, tutor)
Prerequisites: none
Aims of the course:
To gain knowledge of genetic variability in nature populacions, its evaluation and use in breeding animals. The ability to analyze the phenotypic variance using statistical methods and to estimate genetic parameters (heritability, genetic correlations, repeatability) using linear models. Apply molecular data in the assessment of variability of quantitative traits - QTL mapping, genomic selection. Interpret these knowledge and use them as a basis for targeted breeding of farm animals.
Course contents:
1.Population Genetics (allowance 6/6)
2.Quantitative Genetics (allowance 14/14)
3.Molecular Genetics in Quantitative Genetics (allowance 4/4)
Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-ability to analyse and synthesize
-ability to solve problems
-basic computing skills
-professional knowledge
-skilled at utilizing and processing information

Specific competences:
-Knowledge and ability to evaluate the genetic variability in populations and the causes of its changes as a result of breeding
-Knowledge and skill of estimation of genetic parameters and their calculations
-Knowledge of genetic principles in animal breeding
-Knowledge of methods of estimating breeding values by mixed linear models
-Knowledge of the principles of analysis of quantitative traits and their applications in animal breeding

Type of course unit: required
Year of study: Not applicable - the subject could be chosen at anytime during the course of the programme.
Work placement: There is no compulsory work placement in the course unit.
Recommended study modules: -
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load):
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
Direct teaching
     lecture28 h
     practice28 h
     preparation for exam42 h
     preparation for regular testing14 h
     elaboration and execution of projects28 h
     writing of seminar paper28 h
Total168 h
Assessment methods:
Two written tests during the semester (40 points). Defense seminar work (10 points). The course is finished oral exam (50 points).
Recommended reading:
TypeAuthorTitlePublished inPublisherYearISBN
RQURBAN, T.Virtuální svět genetiky 3 - principy genetiky populací a kvantitativních znaků
REIntroduction to Quantitative Genetics0-582-24302-5


Last modification made by Ing. Michal Karhánek on 06/26/2017.

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