MBBS | Syllabus | Forensic Medicine

PART 1

  S. No. TOPIC DOMAIN Time(Hours)

Section A

  1. INTRODUCTION

  1. Brief History Of Forensic Medicine
  2. Definition And The Scope Of Forensic Medicine
  3. Medical Jurisprudence And Toxicology
Must Know 1
  2. INDIAN LEGAL SYSTEM

  1. Inquest Types (a) Police (b) Magistrate (c) Coroner
  2. Courts And Their Powers
  3. Legal (Court) Procedure
  4. Medical Evidence
  5. Witnesses-Types
  6. Conduct Of A Doctor In The Court (Witness Box)
Must Know 3

Section B

  3. PERSONAL IDENTITY OF THE LIVING AND THE DEAD

  1. Race
  2. Age
  3. Sex
  4. Stature
  5. Dactylography
  6. DNA fingerprinting
  7. Scars
  8. Tattoo marks
  9. Deformities
Must Know 4
  4. DEATH AND ITS MEDICO-LEGAL ASPECT

  1. Modes of death
  2. Clinical diagnosis
  3. Causes of sudden death
  4. signs of death
  5. postmortem changes
  6. time since death- presumption of death and survivorship
  7. the human organ

Transplantation Act

 

 

Must Know 3

Section B

  5. MEDICO-LEGAL AUTOPSY

  1. Objective
  2. Procedure
  3. Materials to be preserved
  4. Methods autopsy on AIDS subjects
Must Know 3
  6. EXAMINATION OF DECOMPOSED BODIES

  1. Mutilated and fragmentary remains
  2. Skeleton examination
  3. Exhumation
Must Know 1
  7. EXAMINATION OF BIOLOGICAL STAINS

  1. Blood
  2. Semen
  3. Saliva
  4. Hair and fibre
  5. Medicolegal importance
Must Know 2

Section C

  8. MECHANICAL INJURIES

  1. Abrasions
  2. Contusions
  3. Incised wounds
  4. Stab wounds
  5. Lacerated wounds
Must Know 5
  9. TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS

  1. Pattern of wounds
Must Know 2
10. REGIONAL INJURIES

 

Must Know 4

Section C

11. FIREARMS AND FIREARM WOUNDS

  1. Types of firearms and ammunition – mechanism
  2. Entrance and exit
  3. Range and direction
  4. Collection of evidence
  5. Laboratory examination
Must Know 4
12. MEDICOLEGAL ASPECTS OF INJURIES

  1. Wound certificate
  2. Cause of death
  3. Age of injury
Must Know 4
13. ARTEFACTS

  1. Artefacts introduced between the death & autopsy
  2. artefacts introduced during autopsy

 

Must Know 2
14. MECHANICAL ASPHYXIAL DEATHS

  1. Hanging
  2. Strangulation
  3. Drowning
  4. Suffocation
  5. Modes of death in above
Must Know 5
15. ANAESTHETIC AND OPERATIVE DEATH

  1. Death occur during administration of anaesthesia
  2. methods of investigation, examination & study
  3. toxicological examination
  4. death due to complication of surgical procedure
Must Know 2

Section C

16. OTHER FORMS OF DEATH

  1. Starvation
  2. Heat
  3. Cold
  4. Burns
  5. Electricity
  6. Lightning stroke
Must Know 2

PART 2

Section D

  1. IMPOTENCE, STERILITY AND ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION

  1. Certification
  2. Medicolegal Importance
Must Know 3
  2. VIRGINITY, PREGNANCY AND DELIVERY

  1. Diagnosis in the living and Dead
  2. Medicolegal aspects
  3. The Pre Natal Diagnostic Techniques Act
Must Know 4
  3. LEGITIMACY, DISPUTED PATERNITY

  1. Investigation and reporting
  2. Legal aspects
Must Know 2
  4. SEXUAL OFFENCES

  1. Rape
  2. Examination of accused and victim
  3. Collection and despatch of materials
  4. Unnatural sexual offences
  5. Sexual Perversions
  6. Medico-legal aspects

 

Must Know 6
  5. ABORTION

  1. Criminal and Legal
  2. Its diagnosis in the living and dead
  3. MTP act
Must Know 3
  6. INFANT DEATH

  1. Infanticide
  2. Proof of live birth
  3. Still born and dead born
  4. Period of survival
  5. Acts of commission and omission
  6. Concealment of birth
  7. Abandoning of infants
  8. Battered baby
  9. Cot death
Must Know 4

Section E

  7. FORENSIC PSYCHIATRY

  1. Definition
  2. General Terminology
  3. Mental subnormality
  4. Insanity
  5. Causes and classification of mental diseases (disorders)
  6. Diagnosis and certification
  7. True and feigned insanity
  8. Restraint of insane and discharging
  9. Civil and criminal Responsibility of mentally ill person
  10. The Mental Health Act
Must Know 4

Section F

  8. LAW RELATING TO MEDICAL PRACTICE

  1. Medical Ethics and Infamous Conduct
  2. Warning notice
  3. Indian Medical Council Act
  4. Composition and Function of MCI State Medical Council
  5. Judicial Procedure in Infamous Conduct

b). Right and Duties of registered medical practitioner
c). Medical Negligence – Civil and Criminal
d). Consent
e). Miscellaneous – Workmen’s compensation act, Consumer Protection Act, Medical Indemnity Insurance, Employee’s State Insurance Act, Laper’s Act, Malingering, Euthanasia

Must Know 3

Section G

  9. TOXICOLOGY

  1. Definition of poison – Poisoning in India
  2. Manner of death in poisoning
  3. Ideal homicidal and suicidal poisons
  4. Classification of poisons
  5. Route of administration and elimination
  6. Action
  7. Factors modifying the action of poisons
  8. Diagnosis in living and dead
  9. Treatment of poisoning commonly encountered
  10. Duties of Medical Practitioners attending a case of poisoning
Must Know 20

Section G

10. FORENSIC SCIENCE LABORATORY

  1. Organization & function of FSL
  2. criminal investigation
  3. Narco analysis and
  4.  brain mapping
Must Know 2

Section H

11. Common provisions of Law as applicable to medical man and Medicolegal practice. Must Know 2
        Total = 100

PRACTICAL SYLLABUS

S. No. TOPIC DOMAIN Time (Hours)
  1. Clinical Case Demonstration

  1. Age determination case
  2. Injury Case
  3. Drunkenness case
Must Know 2
  2. Medicolegal autopsies in cases of death due to

  1. Poisoning
  2. Traffic accidents
  3. Hanging
  4. Strangulation
  5. Drowning
  6. Burns
  7. Stab/ Firearm wounds
  8. Decomposed
  9. Mutilated bodies
  10. Skeleton examination
Must Know 10
  3. Study of dead body at autopsy for

  1. Sign of death
  2. Cause of death
  3. Manner of death
  4. Time since death
Must Know 2
  4. Collection, Preservation and forwarding of viscera for chemical analysis Must Know 2
  5. Dissection of neck structure, Demonstration of antemortem injury, Laryngeal structures such as Hyoid bone, thyroid cartilage and cricoid cartilage with accent on artefacts caused by decomposition Must Know 2
  6. Study of foetus regarding Age, Live Birth and cause of Death etc. Must Know 2
  7. Study of weapon of offence Must Know 6
  8. Study of Firearms and ammunition

 

Must Know 2
  9. Examination of blood stains/ Blood by Physical, Chemical, Microscopic and spectroscopic methods Must Know 2
10. Morbid specimen and slides Must Know 2
11. Slides demonstration: Sexual Offences etc. Must Know 2
12. Study of photographs and X-rays Must Know 2
13. Study of Identification methods:

  1. Finger Prints
  2. Tattoo Marks
  3. Deformities
  4. Hair
  5. Mole
  6. Scars
Must Know 2
14. Identification of poisons:

  1. Organic
  2. Inorganic
  3. Animal poison
  4. Vegetable poison
Must Know 8
15. Proformas for demonstration:

  1. Summons
  2. Consent form
  3. Potency certificate
  4. Sexual offence certificate
  5. Sickness certificate
  6. Physical fitness certificate
  7. Medico-legal Report
  8. Post-mortem report
  9. Death certificate
Must Know 4
      Total = 50

 

DISTRIBUTION OF MARKS
THEORY:   One Paper (Two Parts Of 20 Marks Each) :- 40
                          Part I:   (Section A to Section C)
                          Part II:  (Section D to Section H)      
                           Internal Assessment :- 10
                          Oral (Viva-voce) :- 10
Practical:         Practical/ Clinical-  :- 30
                          Internal Assessment :- 10

Total Marks :-  100
RECOMMENDED BOOKS:
1. The essential of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology by K.S. Narayan Reddy.
2. Modi’s Medical Jurisprudence and Toxicology Edited by B.V.Subrahmanyam.
3.Forensic Medicine by Keith Simpson & Bernard Knight.