Achieving genetic improvement in agriculture; underlying principles and applications, with reference to New Zealand animal and plant examples. Advances in genetic and associated technologies; innovation and commercialisation.
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|Agricultural Genetics and Breeding
|Semester 2 (On campus)
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- GENE 223
- Schedule C
Professor Richard Macknight - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Teaching staff
Co-convenor - Professor Richard Macknight
Co-convenor - Associate Professor Phillip WilcoxDr Nathan Kenny
Dr Shannon Clark (AgResearch)
Dr Suzanne Rowe (AgResearch)
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- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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- Learning Outcomes
- Knowledge of Māori primary sector businesses and entities, and an ability for engagement in a cultural appropriate manner
- Have an understanding ethical issues and Māori perspective associated with the use of genetic information and technologies
- Have a theoretical and practical understanding of the principles of breeding and contemporary genetic technologies and how these are, or could be, applied to plant and animal breeding
- Ability to address a problem by working in a group to analyse complex phenotypic and genetic data and obtain and present conclusions that aid decision-making
- Scientific literacy and ability to acquire new knowledge from research papers and reports and present this to a general audience in a clear and understandable manner
- Understanding of commercial environment and rational for decision making relating to breeding