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Dr. Horváth Orsolya Melinda (firstname.lastname@example.org), postdoctoral fellow
Department of Public Health Medicine
Code of subject: OXF-ASH-h-T | 1 credit | General Medicine | Optional module | both semesters
11 lectures + 0 practices + 1 seminars = total of 12 hours
min. 5 – max. 20 person
Available as Campus course for 5 student(s). Campus-faculties: ETK GYTK TTK
Lectures mix the frontal and interactive types of teaching methods, complete with practical presentations. The aim of the course is to present the application of service dogs and how it can be contribute for our fields of science. The ability of sniffing dogs is well-documented in the application area of security, military, forensic science, but not well-known in medical field.
Based on the latest scientific research results, we can gain insight how and why human health and well-being affected by the presence of dogs. Therapy, SAR (Search and Rescue) and other disease detection dogs are the main part of presence scientific and public interest.
The question is: do we recognize their abilities and put them into our service?
1. Historical background of servicing dogs
2. Types of servicing dogs
3. Inside of the dog (behavior, selection process)
4. Biological aspects of sniffing purpose
5. Therapy dogs
6. Effect for neurological and psychiatric diseases
7. Effect for cardiovascular diseases
8. Search and Rescue dogs
9. Cancer detection dogs
10. Other disease sniffer animals
11. Trends, new ways of research, replacement tools
12. Conclusions and student’s presentations
1.) Jezierski – Ensminger – Papet (eds): Canine Olfaction Science and Law. CRC Press, 2016.
2.) Jill Lenk Schilp: Dogs in Health Care (Pioneering Animal-Human Partnership). McFarland and Company, 2019.
3.) Milena Penkowa: Dogs & Human Health: The New Science of Dog Therapy & Therapy Dogs. Balboa Press, 2015.
Maximum of 25 % absence allowed
10 min Oral presentation and Handout
Can not be replaced
No exam questions