Forensic Medicine is known as “the science which teaches the application of medical knowledge for the purpose of the law”. The subject of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology is taught in III, IV and Vth term to students during MBBS course. Objectives of this department is to teach Forensic Medicine to students in a meaningful and enjoyable manner. The syllabus taught is in accordance with the syllabus prescribed by Medical Council of India. The students are taught regarding Medical law and ethics, Death and its changes, Asphyxial deaths, Injuries, Sexual Offences and related issues, Forensic Psychiatry, Toxicology and other topics of medico legal importance.
Sooner or later every practitioner of medicine will be faced with medico-legal problems which will demand, in addition to his technical skills, knowledge of the law, a broad insight into the behaviour of people and a detailed understanding of the ways of life in the particular population that he serves.
Department of forensic medicine has been introducing new methods of teaching with an emphasis on learning in an integrated manner with conferences, workshops and CMEs. The department also conducts activities to improve reasoning skills, team work and presentations skills.
Department have a fully equipped research laboratory to carry out research projects. Faculty has diverse research interests with inter departmental participation and includes many subspecialties of forensic medicine, related subjects and medical education.