Course offered:

  Department of Forensic Medicine offers 254 hours of teaching comprising of lectures, tutorials and practicals.


Departmental objectives:

At the end of the course in Forensic Medicine, the undergraduate student will be able to:


Examine and prepare reports or certificates in Medico-legal cases / situations in accordance with the law of the land


Perform medico-legal postmortem and interpret autopsy findings and results of other relevant investigations to logically conclude about the cause, manner and time since death


Practice and apply medical ethics, etiquette, duties, rights, medical negligence and legal responsibilities of the physicians towards patient, profession, society, state and humanity at large



Identify & apply relevant legal/ court procedures applicable to the medico-legal/ medical practice


Collect , preserve and dispatch specimens in medico-legal/ postmortem cases and other concerned materials to the appropriate government agencies for necessary examination


Diagnose, apply principles of therapy & understand medico-legal implications of common poisons


Apply general principles of analytic, environmental, occupational and preventive aspects of toxicology


Course description:

    This course deals with interaction of medicine and law. The study of this subject requires basic understanding of all branches of medical science and also an insight into the mechanism of law and legal procedure. This subject enables the judiciary to come to legal decisions both civil and criminals with the help of medical knowledge made comprehendible to it by medical persons.

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