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Genomics for Animal Breeding

Online Course Summary

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An online webinar available 24/7 so that you can learn at a pace that suits you. 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. Convert new knowledge to practical skills with immediate application in your business.

This CPD course is levelled at SCQF Level 11; Credits: 2 (20 hours). 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


This course is delivered via SRUC Moodle online through 17 recorded lectures, followed by an online test. Further reading is suggested after each lecture and additional material is provided for further information.


  • Prof Mike Coffey PhD
  • Prof Eileen Wall BAgrSc MAgrSc (Res) PhD MYAS RAnSci
  • Steph Smith PhD
  • Neil Clelland PhD
  • Prof Georgios Banos PhD MSc MBA
  • Joanne Conington BSc(Hons) MSc PhD
  • Marco Winters, Head of Animal Genetics AHDB rep.

Genomics for Animal Breeding Course

Price: £180.00 inc VAT (£150.00 net)

* Speak to us about organisational discounts for multiple course bookings.

In this short video, you can hear from delegates who attended our previous course.

CPD for Vets

Address: SRUC Veterinary Services, Pentlands Science Park, Bush Loan, Penicuik, Midlothian, EH26 0PZ

Telephone: 0131 535 3130

Fax: 0131 535 3131