Department was established in 1995, in Old building in Sir Takhtasinhji Hospital campus, with intake capacity of 50. In march 2000 the department was shifted to newly constructed college building near S.T. Depot.Department is located on 1st floorand have adequate cater the need of 150 students per year. In the academic year of 2006-2007,the medical coulncil of india has raised the intake capacity to 100 students per year.
2 M.D. (forensic medicin) MCI recognise on 4/10/2010
Degree of M.D. (Forensic Medicine ) be recognised as pre letter of BOG, MCI dtd. 29/09/2010
M.D., Forensic Medicine Degree recognition has been put in to central government gazette, by order Govt of India, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Notification No. U/12012/180/2010-ME (P.II) dated 01/12/2010.
Ideal Post Mortem Room In Gujarat
Our Post Mortem Room had been inspected for quality control by Dr.Mina from gandhinagar on 25th Nov. 2010 and reported as Ideal post mortem room in Gujarat.
M.D. degree recognition
3rd seat of M.D. Forensic Medicine recommended for recognition by MCI in BOG meeting dated: 03/07/2013
3rd Rank in Poster Competition
Title of Poster: - Multi disciplinary approach at Mortuary - To reveal the Truth
Presented By: Dr. T. C. Patel, Dr. A. P. Parmar, Dr. J. P. Shah, Dr. K. S. Lad & Dr. G. K. Chauhan
Occassion: Medicolegal Conclave - 2014
Date: 1st & 2nd March, 2014
Venue: Dept. of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, B. J. Medical College, Ahmedabad
Medico-legal Update 2016
Department of Forensic Medicine had successfully organised and event cum CME called " Medico-legal Update - 2016 " on 24.01.2016.
Total number of medical professionals who had attended this full day CME was about 270.
This type of Medicolegally informative event was organised for the first time in Bhavnagar.
3rd Rank in State Level Poster Presentation
Dr. Tejas C. Patel (R1)
got 3rd rank in Poster Presentation,
title of which is "Multidisciplinary Approach at Autopsy to reveal the Truth",
in State-level C.M.E. and Medicolegal Conclave-2014,
held at B.J.Medical College, Ahmedabad
Department has 1 lecture hall shared with Pharmacology department, 2 demonstration room, one library, seminar room, laboratory and store room and officer chambers.
Department is doing teaching of undergraduate ,post graduate students, attending courts for deposition of evidence as medical expert witness ,providing expert opinion in cases referred by police, judiciary ,consumer forum etc.
As present 8 candidates doing post graduation (M.D) in the department.
Mortuary complex situated in premises of Sir T. Hospital, Bhavangar,
having P.M.Room, Viscera Room, Store Room, Laboratory Room, Servant Room, Duty Doctor Room, Waiting area for relatives & Cold storage room for 10 dead bodies.
Staff of this department is conducting all types of Post-mortems from 25/11/ 2008, as per the order of Dean, Govt. Medical College, Bhavnagar.
Departmental library with 114 books of Forensic Medicine & allied subjects & Number of journals
Department is having museum with large no. of models, wet specimens, photographs.
U.G. & P.G. laboratory with large no. specimens ofpoisons, weapons, anthropology lab.
Number of Post-mortems conducted by the dept. in
last three years.
In 2009 :- 923
In 2010 :- 1032
In 2011 :- 1041
In 2012 :- 1113
In 2013 :- 1270
In 2014 :- 1190
In 2015 :- 1249
(i) GOAL :
The broad goal of the teaching of undergraduate students in Forensic Medicine is to produce a physician who is well informed about medicolegal responsibility in practice of medicine. He/She will also be capable of making observations and inferring conclisions by logical deductions to set enquiries on the right track in criminal matters and connected medicolegal problems. He/She acquires knowledge of law in relatopn to medical practice, medical negligence and respect for codes of medical ethics, and to prepare him to be a teacher of Forensic Medicine.
(ii) OBJECTIVES :
(a) KNOWLEDGE :
At the end of the course, the student shall be able to:
(1) Identify the basic medicolegal aspects of hospital and general practice;
(2) Define the medicolegal responsibility of a general physician while rendering community
service either in a rural primary health centre or an urban health centre;
(3) Appreciate the physician’s responsibilities in criminal matters and respect for the codes
of medical ethics;
(4) Diagnose, manage and identify legal aspects of common acute and chronic poisonings;
(5) Describe the medicolegal aspects and findings of post-mortem examination in case of
death due to common unnatural conditions and poisonings;
(6) Detect occupational and environmental poisoning, prevention and epidemiology of
common poisoning and their legal aspects particularly pertaining to Workmen’s
(7) Describe the general principles of analytical toxicology.
(b) SKILLS :
At the end of the course, the student shall be able to:
(1) Make observations and logical inferences in order to initiate enquiries in criminal matters
and medicologal problems;
(2) Diagnose and treat common emergencies in poisoning and manage chronic toxicity;
(3) Make observations and interprets findings at postmortem examination;
(4) observe the principles of medical ethics in the practice of his profession;
(5) To learn how to handle cases of sexual assaults;
(6) To be able to prepare medicolegal reports in various medicolegal situations;
(C) INTEGRATION :
Department shall provide an integrated approach towards allied disciplines like
Pathology, Radiology, Forensic Science, Hospital Administration etc. to impart training
regarding medicolegal responsibilities of physicians at all levels of health care.
Integration with relevant disciplines will provide scientific basis of clinical toxicology
e.g. medicine, pharmacology etc.
(D) CURICULUM :
PART (A) : GENERAL
01. History of Forensic Medicine, Definition of Forensic Medicine & its scope.
02. Legal procedure in India.
03. Personal identification : Identification of living & dead. Examination & reconstruction of
04. Death : definition, its diagnosis and changes after death.
05. Sudden natural death & dowry deaths.
06. Postmortem examination – special reference to its objectives.
07. Mechanical injuries.
08. Firearm injuries.
09. Medicolegal aspects of wound.
10. Regional injuries – special reference to head and chest.
11. violent asphyxia deaths: Drawing and sexual asphyxia.
12. Road traffic accidents.
13. Injuries and death from physical agents : burns & scalds : electricity : radiation.
15. Medicolegal aspects of sexual functions : virginity, pregnancy & delivery : impotence &
sterility : artificial insemination : sterilization : sexual offences : abortion ; legitimacy;
divorce and nullity of marriage.
17. Blood stains & blood groups (its medicolegal aspects), semen.
18. Medicolegal aspects of Surgical & Anaesthetics practice.
19. Forensic Psychiatry Restraints of insance, true & false insanity; criminal & civil
responsibilities of insane.
20. Medical ethics and law : Moral principles regulating the medical practice-professional
misconducts, professional secrecy, privileged communication, consent & informed
consent : Medical Councils and their functions, negligence (medical) – types, civil
liability and negligence.
Curriculum of postgraduate training and examination pattern in M.D. (Forensic Medicine) of Bhavnagar University consists of the following.
1. A series of postgraduate lectures by P.G. teachers
2. A series of seminars by the P.G. student.
3. Postgraduate case discussion on Autopsy, Injuries insanity, Age Impotency, Social Offences, Poisoning etc.
4. Postgraduate tutorial classes – chapter or subject – wise.
5. Attending and performing medico legal autopsies.
6. Attending and performing medico legal work at the casualty.
7. Participation in undergraduate theory and practical teaching.
8. Undergoing training when posted in different units and laboratories of the department.
9. Short periods of posting in the departments of Psychiatry, Radiology, Pathology, Odontology, Anatomy, Biochemistry and Microbiology.
10. Pursuing the thesis work / dissertation work on the topic allotted by the P.G. teacher.
11. Participation in the departmental research work.
12. Visits to the scene of offence the be arranged by the professor with the help of police.
13. Attending the courts to give evidence.
SCHEME OF EXAMINATION
Examination in M.D. (Forensic Medicine) consists of the following :
1. Four theory paper of 3 hours duration each as stated below.
(The theory paper may consist of multiple choice / short answer / essay type uestions)
A. Basic Medical Sciences in relation to Forensic Medicine. Including Anatomy / Physiology / Pathology.
B. Clinical Forensic Medicine including Forensic Psychiatry, Medical Jurisprudence, Medical Law and ethics.
C. Forensic Pathology including Thanatology, Autopsy Pathology and Forensic Immunology.
D. Recent advances, Toxicology & allied Forensic Medicine.
2. Clinical and Practical
3. Viva – voce
The practical and viva-voce examination may last for two days on the subjects
covered by the theory papers and the syllabus. This examination shall consists of
A. Autopsy examination.
B. Injury case examination.
C. Age case examination.
D. Insanity case examination.
E. Spot examination, reporting on microscope slides, skeletal remains, bones, x-ray plates, photographs, weapons and exhibits of medico legal importance.
F. A session with projected slides for spot diagnosis.
G. Expert opinion file.
H. A simple bacteriological exercise – identification of the bacteria. - Viva – voce shall cover all the sections in Forensic Medicine, Toxicology and allied subjects covered in theory papers and practical
PLEASE NOTE : The candidates are required to produce their records books of well documented medico legal autopsies and other medico legal case examination reports conducted / attended by them to the examiners at the time of practical examination.
Workshop for Judicial officers of Bhavnagar dist. was organized
on 10-03-2007 department at Lecture hall-1 Govt. Medical
Museum of Forensic Medicine department have large number
of charts & models, Wet Specimens, Specimens of poisons &
Weapons which are frequently visited by various Schools and
Demonstration of various firearm weapons & explosive weapons
was conducted on 25/09/2010 with the help of Bhavnagar police
at forensic medicine dept. so residents & faculty members can
understand its various aspects.
Examination Pattern(UG STUDENT)
Same for internalAssessment exams and Bhavnagar University examination for II M.B.B.S. as under.
One question paper. Marks 40 - Time 2 hours
Consisting of -
Section I - 22 marks - 2 questions
Section II - 18 marks - 2 questions
University Exam pattern.
Practical - 30 marks
Viva - 10 marks ( To be added to theory marks )
Internal marks 10 ( Based on internal assessment exam. Marks )
Theory - 40 marks
Internal marks 10 ( Based on internal assessment exam.Marks )
Total :- 100 marks Theory 60 marks & Practical 40 marks