The department imparts comprehensive knowledge to the IInd MBBS Students in the subject Forensic Medicine, Toxicology & Medical Jurisprudence. This is during the 3rd , 4th & 5th Semesters of their study period.
Dr . N . G. Revi, head of the department is working here for the last 11 & ½ years.
Dr. V . K. Ramankutty, Principal & Addl. Professor, is working in the institution for the last 12 & ½ years.
The Department started functioning in the College in the year 2003 when Dr. V . K. Ramankutty took charge as Principal in the college. The Department was fully established in 2004 when Dr. N . G . Revi and other staff members joined the department.
The Department imparts teaching and practival training in the Subject Forensic Medicine, Toxicology & medical Jurisprudence to the M B B S Students. Practical classes are taken on various aspects of medicolegal autopsy and preparation of various medicolegal certificates. These include PMCs, Wound certification of potency, examination for certification of Sexual offence victim, Certification of cases of Drunkenness, examination of human bones and certification and examination of Subjects for age estimation and certification.
Practical classes also include study of ossification data by taking x-ray films, study of infant death cases, demonstration of various human specimens, bones, snakes, toxicology specimens (includeing poisonous plants), ammunitions, weapons, foetal autopsy specimens, demonstration of various slides of medicolegal importance. Students also have occasion to witness medicolegal autopsies of different cases.
Previous 10 Batches of M B B S Students have witnessed various medicolegal autopsies. ( This was from Academy of Medical Sciences, Pariyaram, District Hospital, Palakad, Victoria Hospital attached to Bangalore Medical College & Research Institute and General Hospital, Trichur ).
It is understood that our Department is the only Forensic Medicine department, among all the Medical colleges in Kerala, including Govt. Medical colleges, which conduct the maximum number of Practical classes to IInd. M B B S Students in the Subject Forensic Medicine & Toxicology.
The Department has an excellent Museum with good collection of wet specimens, human bones, toxicology specimens, including poisonous plants, snakes, weapons, ammunition specimens, entire human skeleton, foetal autopsy specimens, microscopic slides of medicolegal importance, x-ray films for demonstrating ossification data, besides various models, charts ad photographs.
We have 92 Medical books in different subjects. Latest editions of few more books will be added to the library collection shortly.
The Department has a well equipped Mortuary in the college campus with all facilities to conduct medicolegal autopsies / pathological autopsies. The department also have qualified and competent staff, if there is need to conduct autopsies. Since our college is a self financing college, Govt. have not given permission to conduct medicolegal autopsy.
The study of cephalic index in students of Kerala.
The attitude and trends of Medical students towards Computer based learning in Medical Education.
Change in trends of Poisoning – A hospital based study.
Item analysis of Multiple Choice Question paper.
Effects of problem based learning in comparison with lecture based learning.
The Departmnt has excellent results in the University examinations couducted during the last 9 yrs (Subject - Forensic Medicine & Toxicology). The 10th Batch MBBS Regular students have appeared for the University examinations conducted during March-April, 2015 (KUHS) and their results are expected soon.
The non-teaching faculty of the department are Suma U G – Lab Technician & P . K. Padmaja Lab Attendant
Suma . U . G is well trained lab technician and P K Padmaja is a well trained staff in assisting autopsy cases whenever it is required. Both are well trained in the maintenance of Museum specimens. They also support the teaching faculty during academic activities, expecially during the coduct of Practical classes. Besides these, there is cleaning staff also in the department, whose service is very helpful to the department.