Date and time: anytime
Location: online

The purpose of this course is to provide a comprehensive and independent introduction to genetics and genomics in animal breeding and their use in practice and to guide vets and professionals working in the livestock industry, from the importance of phenotyping to the best assessment and management of animals based on their genetic merit.

At the end of this course you will acquire knowledge of the latest animal genetics research, gain confidence in emerging technologies and understand the underlying mechanisms of genetic progress for data interpretation and discussion with farmers.

A certificate is provided on completion of an online test.

Course content

  • Selective livestock breeding
  • Theory and practicalities of genotyping and sequencing
  • Estimated Breeding Values (EBVs)
  • Phenotype recording and difficult to measure phenotypes
  • Disease traits
  • Genomics in practice: Dairy, Beef, Sheep, Goats, Pigs, Poultry, Crossbreeding
  • Further uses of genomics in livestock
  • Genetic services

Please watch our course video for more information about this course.


(subject to availability)

  • Mike Coffey, SRUC Research
  • Eileen Wall, SRUC Research

If you are an international applicant you can check if you need a visa to study this course on our Visas & immigration page.
For information on cancellations please view our refund policy.

£180.00 incl VAT (net £150.00)

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