Forensic Medicine and Toxicology

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a) Medico legal examination in the statutory duty of every registered medical practitioner, whether he is in private practice or engaged in Government sector and in the present scenario of growing consumerism in the medical practice, the teaching of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology to the students is highly essential.
b) This learning shall enable the students to be well informed about medico legal responsibility in the medical practice and he shall also be able to make observations and infer conclusions by logical deductions to set enquire on the right track in criminal matters and connected medico legal problems.
c) The students shall also require knowledge of laws in relation to medical practice, medical negligence and codes of medical ethics and they shall also be capable of identification, diagnosis and treatment of the common poisonings in their acute and chronic state and also dealing with their medico legal aspects.
d) For such purposes, students shall be taken to visit district courts and hospitals to observe court proceedings and post-mortem as per Annexure ‘B’.

General Objectives

At the end of this course in the Forensic medicine & Toxicology students will be able to:

  • Describe the medico legal framework in our country so as to relate the duties and responsibilities of homeopathic practitioner in this context.
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of relevant sections of penal code.
  • Demonstrate awareness of inquest, legal and court procedures applicable to medico- legal and medical practice.
  • Identify the medico-legal cases, carryout medical examination in such cases and prepare medico-legal report as per the legal provisions.
  • Demonstrate awareness of code of ethics, duties & rights of medical practitioner, duties towards patients, society, punishment on violation of code of ethics, various forms of medical negligence, duties towards his / her professional colleagues.
  • Diagnose the cases of acute & chronic poisoning and carry out medico legal duties.