March 2025


*Further IAT fees may apply

Genetics for Laboratory Animal Research

This unit will provide learners with the key genetic principles required to be able to support work with genetically altered animals in research with a focus on mouse models.

Hybrid learning – Zoom on the 31st March & 2nd April 11-12.30pm, face to face 23rd April at the Advance Training Centre.

You will cover

  • DNA and protein coding
  • Gene structure and non-coding DNA
  • Animal models in genetic research

Key Skills you will develop

  • Ability to describe the structure of a gene in the context of DNA molecules, chromosomes and the cell structure
  • Knowledge and understanding of the processes involved in protein synthesis and DNA replication
  • Knowledge and understanding of the importance of cell division
  • Ability to devise breeding programmes for maintaining and delivering inbred and outbred mouse strains
  • Ability to explain the basic differences and similarities between the uses of genetically altered rodents, fish and poultry
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Course Details

  • Course Length: 200 hours
  • Credits: 20
  • Unit Number: U4.14
  • Teacher: Michelle Stewart & Sara Wells



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