Reproduction and Breeding - (15 credits)

This module aims to provide students with an understanding of the principles and concepts of animal breeding including and patterns of inheritance in a range of organisms. Students will develop an understanding on how these principles affect rates of genetic gain in animal breeding. The second aim of the module is to provide students with an understanding of the reproduction system of domesticated species and student s should become familiar with assisted reproductive technologies. Modern breeding systems and new technology influences will also be studied.