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QGEN401 Quantitative Genetics and Improvement

Modern methods for quantitative genetics: basic concepts, genetic parameter and breeding value estimation, multi-trait evaluation, selection, analyses of genomic data, principles of breeding programme design, and New Zealand applications.

Quantitative genetics is critical to New Zealand's primary sector breeding programmes and increasingly important in the health and environmental sectors. Students are trained in genetic analysis techniques used in these sectors and are expected to be in high demand.

Paper title Quantitative Genetics and Improvement
Paper code QGEN401
Subject Genetics
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,476.30
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $5,617.79

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Prerequisite
STAT 435
Notes
Students who have not passed STAT435 may be admitted with approval from the Head of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will develop an in-depth understanding of commonly used methods in applied quantitiative genetics, underpinning statistical theories, and areas of application in New Zealand.
Teaching Arrangements
13 two-hour lectures, plus one compulsory field trip
Contact
phillip.wilcox@otago.ac.nz
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Critical thinking.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Teaching staff
Convenor: Dr Phillip Wilcox
Lecturers: Dr Michael Lee and Assoc Prof Mik Black, plus guest lecturers
Textbooks
Recommended: Introduction to Quantitative Genetics Falconer, D. S., & Mackay, T. F. C. (1995)

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Other

Modern methods for quantitative genetics: basic concepts, genetic parameter and breeding value estimation, multi-trait evaluation, selection, analyses of genomic data, principles of breeding programme design, and New Zealand applications.

Quantitative genetics is critical to New Zealand's primary sector breeding programmes and increasingly important in the health and environmental sectors. Students are trained in genetic analysis techniques used in these sectors and are expected to be in high demand.

Paper title Quantitative Genetics and Improvement
Paper code QGEN401
Subject Genetics
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

^ Top of page

Prerequisite
STAT 435
Notes
Students who have not passed STAT435 may be admitted with approval from the Head of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.
Contact
phillip.wilcox@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Convenor: Dr Phillip Wilcox
Lecturers: Dr Michael Lee and Assoc Prof Mik Black, plus guest lecturers
Teaching Arrangements
13 two-hour lectures, plus one compulsory field trip
Textbooks
Recommended: Introduction to Quantitative Genetics Falconer, D. S., & Mackay, T. F. C. (1995)
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Critical thinking.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will develop an in-depth understanding of commonly used methods in applied quantitiative genetics, underpinning statistical theories, and areas of application in New Zealand.

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Other