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AS PER THE SYLLABUS OF CCH AND MAHATMA GANDHI UNIVERSITY.

FORENSIC MEDICINE AND TOXICOLOGY

THE SUBJECT IS OF PRACTICAL IMPORTANCE TO THE STUDENTS OF HOMOEOPATHIC MEDICINE AS HOMOEOPATHIC PHYSICIANS ARE BE EMPLOYED BY GOVERNMENT IN AREAS WHERE THEY MAY HAVE TO HANDLE MEDICO-LEGAL CASES, PERFORM AUTOPSIES, APART FROM GIVING EVIDENCE IN SUCH CASES. THE TRAINING IN, FORENSIC MEDICINE AT PRESENT CONDUCTED IS INADEQUATE TO MEET THESE NEEDS. THE COURSE CONSIST OF A SERIES OF LECTURES AND DEMOSTRATING INCLUDING

1. LEGAL PROCEDURE

DEFINITION OF MEDICAL JURISPRUDENCE. COURTS AND THEIR JURISDICTION.

2. MEDICAL ETHICS

         LAW RELATING TO MEDICAL REGISTRATION AND MEDICAL RELATION BETWEEN PRACTIONERS AND THE STATE. THE HOMOEPATHY CENTRAL COUNCIL ACT, 1973 AND THE CODE OF ETHICS UNDER IT, THE PRACTITIONERS AND THE VARIOUS LEGILSTAION (ACTS) PROVINCIAL AND UNION SUCH AS WORKMAN’S COMPENSATION ACT, PUBLIC HEALTH ACT, CHILD MARRIAGE RESTRAINT ACT, BORSTAL SCHOOLS ACT, MEDICAL TERMINATION OF PREGNANCY ACT. LUNACY ACT, INDIAN EVIDENCE ACT ETC.

3. FORENSIC MEDICINE

EXAMINATION AND IDENTIFICATION OF PERSON LIVING AND DEAD: PARTS, BONES, STAINS, ETC. HAIR, MEDICO LEGAL: PUTREFACTION, MUMMIFICATION, SAPONIFICATION, FORMS OF DEATH, CAUSES AGENCIES, ONSET ETC. ASSAULTS, WOUNDS, INJURIES, AND DEATH BY VIOLENCE. ASPHYXIAL DEATH, BLOOD EXAMINATION, BLOOD STAINS, SEMINAL STAINS: BURNS, SCALDS, LIGHTENING STROKES ETC. STARVATIN, PREGNANCY, DELIEVERY, ABORTION, INFANTICIDE, SEXUAL CRIMES, INSANITY IN RELATION TO THE STATE LIFE AND ACCIDENT INSURANCE.

TOXICOLOGY

A SEPARATE COURSE OF LECTURES DEALING POISONING IN GENERAL, THE SYMTOMS AND TREATMENTS OF VARIOUS POISIONS, POST MORTEM APPAERANCES AND TEST SHOULD BE GIVEN, STUDY OF THE POISONS.

4. MEDICO LEGAL POST MORTEM:

RECORDING POST MORTEM APPEARANCE, FORWARDING MATERIALS TO CHEMICAL EXAMINER: INTERPRETATION OF LABORATORY AND CHEMICAL FINDINGS. STUDENTS WHO ARE ATTENDING A COURSE OF LECTURE IN FORENSIC MEDICINE SHOULD AVAIL THEMSELVES OF ALL POSSIBLE OPPORTUNITIES OF ATTENDING MEDICO LEGAL POST MORTEMS CONDUCTED BY THE PROFESSORS OF FORENSIC MEDICINE. IT IS EXPECTED THAT EACH STUDENT SHOULD ATTEND AT LEAST 10 POSTMORTEMS.

5. DEMONSTRATION/PRACTICAL:

(1) WEAPONS

(2) ORGANIC AND INORGANIC POISONS

(3) POISONOUS PLANTS

(4) CHARTS, DIAGRAMS, MODELS, X RAY FILMS ETC. OF MEDICO LEGAL INTEREST.

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