Dept. of Forensic Medicine & Toxiology

Dept. of Forensic Medicine & Toxiology



About the Department

The Department was established in the year 2002. We provide instruction on laws in relation to medical profession, legal procedure, medical ethics and etiquette, identification, injuries, post-mortem changes, pregnancy, delivery, abortion, infanticide, sexual jurisprudence, toxicology etc. Practicals include identification of bones, dactylography, age estimation,        x-rays, identification of toxicological specimens and poisons, etc. The Department helps to develop the student into a humane, compassionate and ethical medical practitioner with passion for study and practice of medicine, well informed about medicolegal responsibility in medical practice, capable of making observations and inferring conclusions by logical deductions to set enquire on the right track in medicolegal problems.

Salient Features

  • A well organised collection of weapons, charts, models, bones, diagrams, photographs,  X-rays  and toxicological specimens in the museum.
  • Collection of various Acts and Regulations related to medical profession.
  • Tie-up with The Kanyakumari Govt. Medical College Asaripallam to observe Medico legal Autopsy (Post-mortem).
  • Provisions to observe Court proceedings at the Honourable Judicial Magistrate Court and sub-courts, Padmanabhapuram.
  • Enrichment programme for students by experts in Forensic Science
  • Collection of judgements related to Medical Practice

Services Provided

  • Provide training in writing medical certificates and medico-legal reports.