APPLICATION OF MOLECULAR BIOLOGY TECHNIQUES IN ANIMAL HUSBANDRY

Course ID: BZO-SE>ZTBMWHZ
Course title: APPLICATION OF MOLECULAR BIOLOGY TECHNIQUES IN ANIMAL HUSBANDRY
Semester: 2 / Winter
ECTS: 3
Lectures/Classes: 15 / 20 hours
Field of study: Animal Science
Study cycle: 2nd cycle
Type of course: optional
Prerequisites:
Contact person: dr inż. Anna Zielak-Steciwko anna.zielak-steciwko@upwr.edu.pl
Short description: Familiarize students with the use of molecular biology techniques in animal husbandry (PCR, DNA sequencing, real-time PCR, microarrays).
Full description: Genom organization. Livestock genomics. Polymorphic genetic markers. Genes of high impact on animal production and performance traits. Genetics diseases in livestock. Molecular diagnostics of inherited disorders in livestock.
Bibliography: 1) Kreuzer H., Massey A. Molecular biology and biotechnology: a guide for students. ASM Press, 3rd ed., 2008 2) Mülhardt C. Molecular biology and genomics. Elsevier, Academic Press, 2007 3) Chien Sh. Molecular biology in physiology. Raven Press, 1989
Learning outcomes: After course completion In area of knowledge: 1. Student defines the concept of livestock genomics. 2. Student indicates bioinformatics tools used in animal husbandry. 3. Student describes the genes with major impact on animals production traits. In area of skills: 1. Student is able to use basic techniques of molecular biology by himself. 2. Student interprets the test results. 3. Student presents the test results as presentation and short scientific report. In area of social competences: 1. Student following the safety rules in laboratory work. 2. Student ability to cooperate in a research group. 3. Student responsibility for laboratory equipment.
Assessment methods and assessment criteria: Completion of the course: is based on the average assessment from practicals.The prerequisiteis to obtain an average of 3.0 in all established learning outcomes. Completing tutorials: knowledge will be verified on the basis of written check - students have to answer 4 questions in 45 minutes (2 questions from lectures and 2 questions from tutorials; 2 problem and 2 descriptive) . To pass the check student must obtain at least 60%, each question is evaluated from 2 to 5 points. If student fails on the first attempt, has the right to pass again during repeats. Skill and competences will be verified during tutorials in laboratory. While skills will be evaluated basing on scientific project and during multimedia presentation. Presence on the tutorials is mandatory. Any absence must be excused and the student is oblige to complete knowledge from missed tutorials. The assessment of the tutorials is based on the average of obtained scores.

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