Course: Forensic Biology

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Course title Forensic Biology
Course code KBI/0069
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course not specified
Year of study not specified
Semester -
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Ipser Jan, RNDr. CSc.
Course content
1. Forensic serology - methods used in forensic practice. 2. Forensic zoology - selected methods used in forensic practice. 3. Forensic botany - selected methods used in forensic practice. 4. Forensic antropology - detection, identification and analysis of human (skeletal) remains. 5. Forensic antropology - PORIDOS (portrait identification system). 6. Forensic antropology - trichology. 7. Forensic genetics - methods used in forensic practice (PCR, sequencing, DNA profilig). 8. FODAGEN system. 9. Role and operation of a biologist at crime scéne. 10. Legislature related to forensic biology and forensic expertises. 11. Interpretation of results of a forensic biology expertise. 12. Introduction to forensic medicine - basic methods. 13. Forensic medicine dissection and post mortem examinations.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Learning outcomes
The aim of the course is to provide information on basic methods used in the forensic imunology, anthropology, genetics and ecology. Laboratory exercising and the relevant topics on forensic medicine, criminalistics, criminology and legislature are included, too. Introduction to Biology (minimum).


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Recommended literature
  • Billings R. DNA on trial - genetic identification and criminal justice. Cold Spring Harbor Lab. Press 1992..
  • Brüchsweiler W a kol. Hairs and fibres. Zurich 1999..
  • Knobloch E. Lékařská kriminalistika. Avicenum Praha 1974..
  • Stites D.O., Terr A.I. Základní a klinická imunologie. Victoria Publishing Praha 1994..
  • Stloukal M. a kol. Antropologie. Příručka pro studium kostry.. 1999.
  • Tesař J. Soudní lékařství. Avicenum Praha 1985 a další..
  • Vondrejs V., Storchová Z. Genové inženýrství I-II.. 1999.
  • Vorel F. a kol. Soudní lékařství. Grada Publishing Praha 1999..

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