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Forensic Medicine

Forensic Medicine Department

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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.

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, DNA testing including tests for blood stains, narcoanalysis, brain mapping etc are done at the Forensic Laboratories run usually by the State or Central Government or other special centres 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.

Vydehi Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Centre 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 Medicolegal 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 undergraduates teaching them how to carry out Medicolegal autopsies as per requests from the police, provide embalming services, provide consultation and help in the casualty regarding Medicolegal cases and carrying out research activities.