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The role of a medical practitioner while dealing withcases of injuries or ailments where some criminality was seen or suspected is dealt with under the subject of Forensic medicine and toxicology (FMT). FMT is an integral part of the medical curriculum.The teaching methodology under the banner of CBME requires 50 hours of teaching FMT in the second professionals and 75 hours in the third professionals.

Application of medical knowledge is sensitive because it is applied in deciding the issue of prosecution or non-prosecution. Legal expectations from a medical practitioner bring to him or her special duties, responsibilities and legal threats as well.

Although in the recent years the world has witnessed great advances in the medical field, much ambiguity still surrounds medicolegal issues. The department of FMT in addition to adequate staff has laboratory facilities, demo room with projector and LCD screen andanorganized museum. Museum is well organized with variety of specimens, demo models, weapons, charts and photographs to help the student for better understanding of the subject.

The object of the department is to provide each student training and skill so that they can practice medicine with pride and dignity.

Lectures, small group teaching, practicals, mid-term tests, exposure to cases of clinical forensic medicine, autopsy and guest lectures go a long way not only in preparing them for university examinations but are also aimed at equipping them to deal with medicolegal challenges in their professional life.

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Teaching in Forensic Medicine is delivered through interactive lectures, tutorials, mortuary visits and practicals. We have nearly 130 hours of teaching during 2nd professional MBBS course. Amongst the teaching hours we have 40 hours of didactic lectures, aiming our best to make the sessions interactive for the students, 60 hours of demonstrations and practical’s and 30 hours of autopsy demonstration.
We conduct rigorous training of our undergraduate students to orient and prepare them to be able to deal medico-legal cases viz (rape, injury, infanticide, homicide, poisoning etc). Students are trained to prepare various medico-legal reports which are required time to time by the courts for giving a safe judgement. The subject also trains an MBBS in the area of forensic psychiatry and psychiatric aspects of crime and criminals thus equipping students in handling those issues for better and safe medical delivery to society.
Students undergo toxicological training in getting versed with the common poisons and the scenarios of poisoning developing their ability in treatment of these poisonings.

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Students are given training in preparation of
1) Medico-legal reports
2) Estimation of age
3) Medico-legal reports in injury assessment
4) Weapon analysis report
5) Rape victim/ rape accused examination etc
By conducting visits to the autopsy centre students are trained in the concepts of conducting autopsies in various causes of deaths and are trained in autopsy report writing and further being helpful for law by being a witness to testify those reports in the court of law.
Ethical training of the students include their understanding the concepts of medical negligence and the legal actions available enabling them to be more responsible in their practice in the society.

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Dr Arathi
Dr Arathi
Tutor
Dr Sunita Verma
Dr Sunita Verma
Tutor
Dr (Maj) Jitender Pratap Singh
Dr (Maj) Jitender Pratap Singh
Assistant Professor
Dr (Maj) Thippesh Kumar N
Dr (Maj) Thippesh Kumar N
Assistant Professor
Dr SK Sharma
Dr SK Sharma
Professor & HOD

Dr. S K SHARMA, Professor & HOD

MD (Forensic Medicine) from Maulana Azad Medical college, New Delhi (India) in 1988. Life member of Indian academy of Forensic medicine.

Associate member of the pathology / biology action of American Academy of Forensic Sciences. Council of Forensic Science Educators (COFSE )

Amongst various presentation he made the one entitled “Blood at the Scene Of death due to Hanging:  Artifact or Ante-mortem – A Case Report” in the 63rd annual scientific meeting of AAFS (American Academy of Forensic Sciences) in Chicago, Illinois was noteworthy. He is managing Editor of Journal of Forensic Medical & Toxicology, an official publication of Medico-legal Society, publishedfrom Department of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology of AIIMS, New Delhi.He is also an associate Editor of International Journal of Medical Toxicology & Legal Medicine published from Department of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology of AIIMS, New Delhi.