Forensic Medicine & Toxicology
DEPARTMENT OF FORENSIC MEDICINE AND TOXICOLOGY
The subject is about medical jurisprudence also termed as legal medicine. This branch of medical science deals with application of the principles, knowledge of medicine to the purpose of law both civil and criminal. It includes the study of Legal procedures, Medical ethics, Forensic medicine.
The department has demonstrative materials like
Weapons, bones, wet specimens, that are
beautifully displayed over a wooden frame,
Organic and Inorganic medico-legal specimens;
Poisonous plants preserved in attractive
containers for demonstration, Charts, diagrams,
models, various legislations including H.C.C.Act,
different types of oaths, Mental health Act etc
etc of medico legal interest are also displayed.
Special Tutorial classes are taken regularly for
the backward students. The department takes
special efforts to help the students concentrate
on the finer aspects in accordance with the post
mortem appearance, forwarding materials to
chemical examiner, interpretation of laboratory
findings, etc. also by witnessing medico-legal
post-mortem autopsy examination conducted by the
Staffs of Forensic Medicine Dept, Burdwan
Medical College. Medico-legal autopsy related
classes are also taken by Professor of F.M.T. of
Burdwan Medical College and Hospital. The
teachers take extra efforts in training students
about legal procedures in courts & their
jurisdiction, medical ethics etc.
Students are taken to Burdwan Medical college to see Post mortem autopsy examination. A minimum of 10 cases are witnessed and recorded by each student and authenticated by Prof. of F.M.T. of Burdwan Medical College & Hospital. Study visit to forensic lab and finger print bureau is also conducted time to time. Internees are also given 15 days training in the forensic Department.
Assessment examinations are taken as per the norms of W.B. University of health Sciences
Post mortem examination
Classification of injury
Rape, natural and unnatural sexual offences
A separate course of lectures dealing with poisoning in general symptoms & treatment of various poisoning. Ex – Corrosive poisons, irritant or non metallic poisons, metallic poisons, pesticides etc.
Be Flexible in life, stiffness a is a sign of
In theory classes, to accentuate the topic example and incidence from daily life, newspapers, television are used. These illustrations help in easy comprehension for students. Practical consist of visit to Government Medical College for attending post mortem as observers. The students are encouraged for these live demonstrations.
Ethical behaviour should be self-imposed duty upon each Physician
Collection of weapons about 100 and more
including blunt, sharp instruments, firearms,
Poisons – Organic & Inorganic poisons, mechanical, chemical, vegetable, animals, metals, and mounted glass jar poisons for identification purpose.
Models – On burns, finger prints, occupational hazards, injuries etc
Charts – On sex determination, homoeopathic forensic act 1974 and various other topics
Transparencies – For Audiovisual demonstration of topic