Forensic Medicine and Toxicology

Welcome to the Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology.

    The broad goal of the teaching of undergraduate students in Forensic Medicine & Toxicology is to produce a physician who is well informed about medico- legal responsibilities in Practice of Medicine. She/he will also be capable of making observations and inferring conclusions by logical deductions to set enquiries on the right track in criminal matters and connected medico -legal problems. She/he acquires knowledge of law in relation to medical practice, medical negligence and respect for codes of medical ethics.

Objectives: At the end of the course in the Forensic Medicine, the B.H.M.S. student will be:

  • Able to understand the basic concept of the subject and its importance.
  • Aware of inquest, legal and court procedures applicable to medico-legal and medical practice.
  • Aware of code of ethics, duties and rights of medical practitioner, duties towards patients and community, punishment on violation of code of ethics, various forms of medical negligence, duties towards his professional colleagues.
  • Able to understand medico-legal post-mortem & autopsy findings and results of other relevant investigations for logical conclusion and framing the opinion on cause, manner and time since death.
  • Able to identify the medico-legal cases, carry out medical examination in such cases and prepare medico-legal report as per the law of the land.
  • Able to diagnose and manage the cases of acute and chronic poisoning and can carry out medico-legal duties.
  • Aware of general principles of Environmental, Occupational Toxicology including Toxic vigilance and Predictive Toxicology.
  • Aware of latest advances in Forensic Medicine & Toxicology and their medico-legal importance.
  • Last but not the least, will be able to understand the relationship of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology with other Homoeopathic subjects like Homoeopathic Pharmacy, Homoeopathic Materia Medica, Organon of Medicine and Homoeopathic Philosophy & Psychology, along with allied subjects like Anatomy, Physiology, Surgery, Obstetrics &Gynecology, Practice of Medicine due to integrated way of teaching the subject proper.
  • This interesting subject is taught with the help of a good, well-appointed museum with a large number of models, charts, weapons & specimens. Facilities for students to view autopsies are made available
  • Students are familiarized with existing relevant laws. Educational visits to Government Departments related to the subject are organized regularly.



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