Forensic Medicine & Toxicology
Dr. Thomas Mathew
Professor & HODDetailed Profile
Dr. Neena Priyadarshini A V
Associate ProfessorDetailed Profile
Dr. Abdul Raoof M.P
Assistant ProfessorDetailed Profile
About the Department
Forensic medicine is an interface between medicine and law. The main goal of the department is to provide knowledge of Forensic Medicine to the undergraduates with respect to various medico legal responsibilities in medical practice which includes medical jurisprudence, forensic pathology, toxicology, and clinical forensic medicine.
- Qualified and dedicated faculty.
- Theory classes, practical demonstrations, seminars, discussions and assignments and class tests for MBBS students are taken as per KUHS Syllabus
- Achieving the aims and objective of medicolegal autopsy.
- Familiarize with the laws related to medical profession and the recent developments in it.
- Recognise the rights and duties of a medical practitioner.
- Preserve the necessary material objects of evidentiary value and dispatch them to the appropriate laboratory as per the rules and keeping up the chain of custody.
- Examinations of medicolegal cases and perform medicolegal duties related to them, including documentation
- Interpret the results of laboratory examination, correlate them with the clinical and autopsy data and furnish opinion.Prepare and issue various forms of reports or certificates as required by the law.
- Work with Police, Forensic scientists and other functionaries in the investigation of crime and administration of justice.
- Render medical evidence in the court of law as expert witnesses.
- Realise one’s own limitation of knowledge and seek help from appropriate sources whenever necessary.
- Assist in diagnosing & treating common emergencies in poisoning & manage chronic toxicity.
- Be aware of the general principles of environmental, occupational and preventive aspects of toxicology.
- Understand the working of the judiciary system and its role in the administration of justice.
- Demonstrations of autopsy to the students at the nearest centre.
- The department also has a state of art museum having a wide collection of articles in the form of weapons, poisons, charts, models, wet specimens, X rays, autopsy instruments, photographs, bones, catalogues etc providing an ideal platform for learning.
- Student enrichment programmes like Seminar, Assignment, Group discussion, etc., are conducted in the department frequently.
- Well equipped infrastructure including equipments and instruments related to research and examination of medico-legal evidences.
- Collaboration with other department in implementing integrated teaching.
- Above all, we maintain a student friendly atmosphere in the department.
1. Thomas Mathew, Prasannan K, Sujith Sreenivas C. C’s Video Atlas of Medico-legal Autopsy.
2. Thomas Mathew, Prasannan K, Sujith Sreenivas C. Colour Atlas of Forensic Pathology. Jaypee Brothers Medical Pubpshers Pvt. Ltd.
3. Neena Priyadarshini, Francis N.P. Monteiro, Prashantha Bhagavath, G. Pradeep Kumar, Ashwini Kumar, Haneil L. D’Souza. Correlation of 64 spces Computed Tomography Scan and Autopsy Findings of Cranial Fractures. International Journal of A J Institute of Medical Sciences 2014; 3 (1):22-33.
4. Neena Priyadarshini, Francis N.P. Monteiro, Prashantha Bhagavath, G. Pradeep Kumar, Ashwini Kumar, Haneil L. D’Souza. Correlation of 64 spces Computed Tomography Scan and Autopsy Findings of intra-cranial haemorrhages. International Journal of A J Institute of Medical Sciences 2013; 2(2): 122-131.
5. Monteiro FNP, Bhagavath P, Rao L, Pai ND, Kanchan T, Priyadarshini NV, Menezes RG, Kumar GP, Descending Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm Rupture During Postpartum Period - An Autopsy Case Report With Review Of pterature. J Forensic Sci. 2011.
6. Vinod C Nayak, Priyadarshini NV, Judicial Hanging, Journal of Karnataka Medico legal Society 2009; 17: 24-32.
7. Priyadarshini NV, Vrinda JB, Mohan Kumar TS, Pradeep KG, Cause of Death in Decomposed Bodies. Journal of Karnataka Medico legal Society, 2008; 17 (1): 28 – 31.
8. Priyadarshini NV, Is Airgun A Fatal Weapon? Journal of Karnataka Medico legal Society 2007; 16(1): 17-19.
9. K, Prathilash & Jerry, Thomas & Umadethan, B. (2020). Cranio-facial anthropometric study of adult population in Kerala. MedPulse International Journal of Forensic Medicine. 14. 11-15. 10.26611/10181422.
10. Jerry, Thomas & K, Prathilash & Umadethan, B. (2020). Study of basic finger print patterns and their association with blood groups. MedPulse International Journal of Forensic Medicine. 13. 13-17. 10.26611/10181322.Thomas Mathew, Prasannan K, Sujith Sreenivas C. C’s Video Atlas of Medico-legal Autopsy.