14I6O01 - Veterinary forensic medicine

Course specification
Course titleVeterinary forensic medicine
AcronymVeterinary Medicine
Type of studyIntegrated academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
  1. prof. dr Vladimir Nešić
  2. doc. dr Jelena Aleksić
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
  1. doc. dr Jelena Aleksić
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
    The goalAcquiring the skills to use the knowledge acquired during the study of veterinary medicine in order to provide answers to various questions from solutions of expertise of courts of all jurisdiction in the Republic of Serbia.
    The outcomeThe student should know their professional rights, obligations and responsibilities as a provider of services to clients, the rights, obligations and responsibilities of expert witnesses and experts, as well as the types of liability and sanctions arising from the relevant authorities and legal matter, to understand the forensic approach to the assessment of the significance and duration of animal diseases, malfunctioning of food of animal origin and animal feed and understand the importance of the role of expert witnesses in the justice system.
    Contents of lecturesThe Laws. The legal system and the veterinarian`s role. Expert witness testimony (6). Methods of expertise (2). Forensic evaluation of general pathomorphological changes; forensic evaluation of post-mortem changes (4). Forensic evaluation of viral and bacterial diseases common to several animal species (2). Forensic evaluation of common parasitic disease (2). Forensic evaluation of disease of horses (2); Forensic evaluation of disease cattle. Forensic evaluation of disease of swine (2). Forensic evaluation of disease of sheep and goats (2) Forensic evaluation of disease of dogs (2). Forensic evaluation of diseases of rabbits. Forensic evaluation of bee diseases (2). Injuries animals - forensic assessment (2). The responsibility of a veterinarian; Professional malpractice during operation or in connection with work in the fields of veterinary activities (2).
    Contents of exercisesCrime scene investigation. Forensic autopsy to establish the diagnosis and assessment of the duration of disease (30).
    1. Aleksić Z, Đukić Branislava: Sudska veterinarska medicina, opšti deo, FVM, Beograd, 1999. (Original title)
    2. Đukić Branislava, Aleksić Z.: Sudska veterinarska medicina, specijalni deo, FVM, Beograd, 2001. (Original title)
    3. Melinda Merck: Veterinary forensics; Blackwell publishing, USA, 2007. (Original title)
    Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
    LecturesExercisesOTCStudy and ResearchOther classes
    Methods of teachingLectures with interactive learning, with the use of audio-visual methods (PowerPoint presentations), image processing and examples from judicial practice.
    Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
    Pre obligationsPointsFinal examPoints
    Activites during lectures20Test paper20
    Practical lessons10Oral examination50