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Course, academic year 2019/2020
Introduction to Criminalistic Odorology - N402091
Title: Úvod do kriminalistické odorologie
Guaranteed by: Department of Analytical Chemistry (402)
Faculty: Faculty of Chemical Engineering
Actual: from 2017 to 2020
Semester: winter
Points: winter s.:3
E-Credits: winter s.:3
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:2/0, Ex [HT]
Capacity: unlimited / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
For type:  
Guarantor: Vyhnálek Oldřich Ing. CSc.
Urban Štěpán prof. RNDr. CSc.
Is interchangeable with: M402029
Examination dates   Schedule   
Annotation -
Last update: VED402 (16.12.2013)
Introduction to forensic odorology provides a foundation of knowledge about the human odor, genetic background, their molecular composition and olfactory ability of dogs in forensic identification and detection of other odors (explosives, drugs, etc..). The course is supplemented with legal aspects of forensic odorology and examples of forensic practice. The course provides basic information on the use of smell dog people. It also describes the anatomy and physiology of smell with special reference to the dog home. Special lectures are devoted to human odor, odorology forensic science, genetics smell and central olfactory structures. Students are also briefed on the methods of training dogs to work odor.
Aim of the course -
Last update: VED402 (16.12.2013)

Student will be able to:

understand the importance of odors for forensic analysis. Will be familiar with the theory and applications of the use of scent stop watching people, person identification, detection of drugs and explosives detection. It will also be familiar with aspects of scents such evidence as relevant legislation. The importance and applicability of scents will be documented by a number of examples.

Literature -
Last update: VED402 (01.10.2013)

R: STRAUS, J., KLOUBEK, M. Kriminalistická odorologie. Plzeň: Aleš Čeněk, 2010, 184 s., ISBN 978-80-7380-238-7.

R: STRAUS, Jiří a kolektiv. Úvod do kriminalistiky, 3. rozšířené vydání, Plzeň: Vydavatelství a nakladatelství Aleš Čeněk, 2012, 173 s., ISBN 978-80-7380-367-4.

Learning resources -
Last update: VED402 (25.09.2013)


Syllabus -
Last update: VED402 (25.09.2013)

1.The history and present use of olfactory ability of dogs people

2.Anatomy of the olfactory system of the dog

3.Teorie transduction mechanisms of primary olfactory perception

4.Olfactory information cascade

5.Genetics of smell

6.Recognition models odor molecules

7.Central olfactory structures

8.Sensitivity of canine olfaction

9.Dog Training in monitoring human scent

10.Training a dog to detect odors of interest

11.human scent

12.Forensic odorology a dog's nose in the fight against crime

13.Legal aspects odorology

14.Sample dog training

Entry requirements -
Last update: VED402 (25.09.2013)


Registration requirements -
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Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Účast na přednáškách 1 28
Příprava na přednášky, semináře, laboratoře, exkurzi nebo praxi 0.5 14
Příprava na zkoušku a její absolvování 1.5 42
3 / 3 84 / 84
Coursework assessment
Form Significance
Regular attendance 30
Examination test 20
Oral examination 50