forensic science colleges

Forensic Medicine

Overview

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.

Why Choose Us?

As the people are getting aware about the medical and legal matters in this electronic age, doctors are being dragged to the court of law in case of civil/criminal/consumer suits at times unnecessarily. It becomes necessary for the medical professional to have a basic medico-legal knowledge. The student passing out of the department of Forensic Medicine will be capable to handle medico-legal cases in all situations efficiently and effectively.

Facilities

In the department of Forensic medicine at RRMC & H, we have been provided with an autopsy block having two constructed autopsy table with running water facility and two metal tables in cases of emergency. We also have a cold storage facility capable to accommodate six dead bodies at a time. The department is well equipped with the required instruments and infrastructure as per the MCI capable to handle any type of Medico legal problems/cases. Museum of our department has around 100 wet specimens, 20 wax models, 300 photographs of some sensational cases, 40 toxicology specimens, 50 weapons and 30 charts. It is the constant endeavor of the department staff to keep on updating the museum as and when interesting case/specimen is available.

Faculty

Research

  • Currently we are in cooperation with NIMHANS in the survey titled "Bangalore road safety and injury prevention programme"
  • Planning to undertake research projects concerned with the medico legal work that is done in the department

Awards

  • First place for poster presentation "A CORPSE IN 11 PIECES" done; conference; ICFMT, 2007 at Belgaum by Dr Anand P. Rayamane
  • Faculty is trained in DNA Fingerprinting, Analytical Toxicology, Human Rights and Information Technology.

Publications

  1. International Publications (mention titles) actual numbers published in journals, (including accepted) mention titles in last 5 years.
    1. Sudden death due to Eagle’s syndrome-A case Report. Accepted by American Journal of forensic medicine & pathology.

  2. National Publications (mention titles) actual numbers published in journals, (including accepted) mention titles in last 5 years.
    1. Injuries due to fall from height –A retrospective study.
    2. Doctor and criminal negligence.
    3. Death due to Asymptomatic Acute Pancreatitis – A Case Report.
    4. Sudden cardiac Death in an Young Adult – A case Report.
    5. Sudden Death due to Arrythmogenic Right ventricular Dysplasia/Cardiomyopathy-A case report.
    6. Artefacts and its Medicolegal problems.
    7. Preparing Medicolegal Report in Clinical Practice.
    8. Sudden Death due to Eagle’s Syndrome-A Case Report.
    9. Adipocere-Reporting Cases with Review of Literature.
    10. Reconstruction with cataleptic rigidity -A Case Report.
    11. Abuse of IPC Sections 304B & 498A –A Case Report.
    12. A Profile of two wheeler road traffic accidents and head Injuries in Bangalore.
    13. Patterns of Head Injuries in Road Traffic Accidents Involving Two wheelers: An Autopsy study .
    14. Natural Intracranial Haemorrhage and its forensic implications : A case review.
    15. Accidental fatal lung injury by compressed air : A case report.
    16. Suicidal ligature strangulation: A case report.

  3. International Articles abstracts presented at conferences, mention titles – 01 Medical Misdiagnosis: A Toxicological Perspective

  4. National Articles abstracts presented at conferences, mention titles

    1) Industrial Accidental Death.
    2) Tiny Bones.
    3) Indigenous Noose- A Case Report.
    4) Neglected head injury case of assault lead to death – A case report.
    5) Death penalty—Forensic prospective.
    6) Eagle syndrome—A case report.
    7) Berry aneurysm—A case report.
    8) Accidental death by compressed air—A case report.
    9) Suicidal strangulation – A case report.
    10) Abuse of sections .
    11) Postmortem Artefacts- A Complexity in Autopsy.
    12) Deliberate Self harm by Paraquet .

international

Paper Presentation

Curriculum

The curriculum includes syllabus on Medical Jurisprudence, Forensic Pathology, Viscera Packing, Application of Anthropology, Toxicology, etc. The curriculum followed is according to the requirements of the Medical Council of India requirements and in accordance with the course prescribed by Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences and ensures to meet the National Objective of skills in all medico legal related matters, being sensitive to ethical/ moral duties and ability to draw conclusions from autopsy work, treating poisoning cases and managing clinical Forensic Medicine tasks.

Faculty

  • Dr. Pradeep Kumar M.V

    Professor & HOD
  • Dr.Nisar Ahmed.M.Shaikh

    Associate Professor
  • Dr. Jagadeesh N.H.

    Asst.Professor
  • Dr. Puneetha R

    Asst. Professor
  • Dr. Bhagavan S.

    Tutor
  • Dr. Janani A.

    Tutor
  • Dr.R. Janardhan

    Tutor
  • Dr. Dwarakanath

    Tutor
  • Dr. Ravi H.L

    Tutor
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