The Forensic Medicine Department is dedicated to the study and subsequent application of several areas of the medical sciences which are applied to Human Body in order to assist the law for investigating a crime so that a full plausible reconstruction of the events in a crime like murder, sexual assault, poisoning or natural deaths could be made certain beyond reasonable doubt. It also deals with the concept of imparting knowledge of Medico-Legal responsibilities to the treating physician and various problems pertaining to the practice of legal medicine.
The curriculum includes syllabus on Medical Jurisprudence, Forensic Pathology, Viscera Packing Application of Anthropology, Toxicology, etc. The department is vested with a good laboratory having adequate Microscopes and Specimens. Clinical Forensic Median services, Medico legal Postmortems in the Mortuary, Toxicology lab works, Court related works also come under the department.
All autopsies and examination of human tissues is done by the Forensic Medicine Department with the help from other departments in the Medical Institute itself. The Examination of Physical Evidence, Toxicological Analyses, UNA testing including tests for blood stains, narco-analysis, brain mapping etc are done at the Forensic Laboratories run usually by the State or Central Government or other special centers set up for this purpose.
The application of Forensic Medicine plays a crucial role in police and crime investigations making the work done by the medico on duty crucial to investigation of the crime. The Department is also planning to add a DNA fingerprinting lab to further its capability in forensics.
RajaRajeswari Medical College & Hospital, through this Department,
- Ensures to meet the National Objective of skills in all related matters, being sensitive to ethical/ moral duties & ability to draw conclusions from autopsy work, Treating Poisoning Cases & Managing Clinical Forensic Medicine tasks. The curriculum followed is according to the requirements of the Medical Council of India Requirements & in accordance with the course prescribed by Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences
- Provides for Post Graduate Studies
- Provides all Post Mortem Examination services(Cost Free)
With an overall aim to train the medical undergraduates within the national objectives pertaining to Medico-legal responsibilities, this department unequivocally makes attempts to provide the best learning opportunities within its setup & within the required timeframe. Responsibility in service and research are two other responsibilities taught to students by the department.
The department does this by conducting classes for the medical and dental students uncle teaching them how to carry out medico-legal autopsies as per requests from the p provide embalming services, provide consultation and help in the casualty regarding medico-legal cases and carrying out research activities.
The department is vested with a good laboratory having adequate microscopes, charts and museums displaying models and specimens. Clinical forensic medicine services, medico-legal postmortems in the mortuary, toxicology lab work, court related work also come under the Department of Forensic Medicine.
Future plans includes establishing a DNA finger printing laboratory that would offer integrated training programs to the police, judicial officers and forensic science experts.