The course aims to enable the student to know and understand the basics of the genetic transmission of traits and genetic improvement, in order to acquire items for the selection of breeding stock (1st Dublin indicator). The student must then be put in a position to apply the knowledge through problem solving (2nd Dublin indicator). The student must come to demonstrate their independence of judgment (3rd Dublin indicator) in the application of knowledge to the genetic improvement of animal populations, making choices for the correct management of animal populations. Participation in the courses should provide students with a good command of the language (4th Dublin indicator). In general, the course has the objective of increasing the student's ability to learn, through discussion of the practical applications of genetic improvement in the main breeds (5th Dublin indicator).