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Education Courses Forensic Animal Genetics

Forensic Animal Genetics

optional B
Method of evaluation
semi-final examination
Year in the curriculum
Semester in the curriculum
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  • Vet EN

Course description


1. week: 1-2-3 lessons:
Comparative forensic medicine and forensic genetics, historical, legal and ethical background, animal rights, animal related crimes, crime and crime scene.
2. week: 4-5-6 lessons:
Scientific crime scene investigation, type of evidences, samples, logic trees, recognition, identification, individualization.
3. week: 7-8-9 lessons:
Genetic background, genetic polymorphisms at nuclear and mitochondrial genome, basic knowledge of the genome of commonly related species, technology and methodology, presumptive and confirmative examinations.
4. week: 10-11-12 lessons:
Basic population genetics and statistics, genetic profile, individualization and parentage control. Forensic genetics in practice, expert activities and data processing, casework studies.
5. week: 13-14-15 lessons:
Guest lecture, consultation, exam (individual presentation and evaluation).

Evaluation system: Consultation and evaluation by a written test.


Evaluation description

lecturer: Dr.  Petra Zenke

Aim of the course: Presentation of the current knowledge in forensic genetics concerning field of non human DNA analysis and its practical application.

Lectures will be held in the lecture hall of “Animal breeding” once a week Monday fro 18 PM.

Held in 5 modules (lectures 5 * 3 hours, spring semester).

Prerequisites: Veterinary Genetics, Animal Breeding (from the 6th semester).