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Forensic Medicine

About Department

Golas :-

The broad goal of the teaching of undergraduate students in Forensic Medicine is to produce a physician who is well informed about medicolegal responsibilities in practice of medicine. He/She will also be capable of making observations and inferring conclusions by logical deductions to set enquiries on the right track in criminal matters and connected medicolegal problems. He/She acquires knowledge of law in relation to medical practice, medical negligence and respect for codes of medical ethics.

Objectives

At the end of the course in Forensic Medicine, the learner shall be able to:-

  1. Identify, examine and prepare report or certificate in medico-legal cases/situations in accordance with the law of land.
  2. Perform medico-legal postmortem examination and interpret autopsy findings and results of other relevant investigations to logically conclude the cause, manner and time since death.
  3. Be conversant with medical ethics, etiquette, duties, rights, medical negligence and legal responsibilities of the physicians towards patients, profession, society, state and humanity at large.
  4. Be aware of relevant legal/court procedures applicable to the medicolegal/ medical practice.
  5. Preserve and dispatch specimens in medico-legal/postmortem cases and other concerned materials to the appropriate Government agencies for necessary examination.
  6. Manage medico-legal implications, diagnosis and principles of therapy of common poisons.
  7. Be aware of general principles of environmental, occupational and preventive aspects of toxicology.

Staff Information

 NameDesignation 
1 Dr. Dharmesh Amritsinh SilajiyaProfessor & Head View
Name : Dr. Dharmesh Amritsinh Silajiya
Mobile : 09426516979
Email ID : dsilajiya@gmail.com
Blood Group : B+ve
Designation : Professor & Head
Department : ForensicMedicine
Qualification : M.B.B.S, M.D (Forensic Medicine), Ph.D (Forensic Medicine), PGDHL(PG Diploma Health and Law)
UG : G-23747
PG : G-11440
Date Of Joining This College : 09/03/2013
Teaching Expereince (Total) : 23 Years
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Extra Details 2 :
Publication Details:
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  • Radiological study of disappearance of triradiate cartilage. JIAFM Vol. 3, 2011<o:p></o:p>
  • Radiological study of fusion of iliac crest by digital method. JIAFM Vol. 4, 2011<o:p></o:p>
  • Human sternum as a index of sex estimation. JFMT vol. 29, Jan-June 2012<o:p></o:p>
  • Age determination by gross and radiological aspects of sternum. JIAFM Vol. 1, 2013<o:p></o:p>
  • Radiological study of epiphysial fusion at elbow region in relation to physiological findings in 12-17 years of age group. JIAFM Vol. 31, 2009<o:p></o:p>
  • Trends of road traffic accidents in surat city. JIAFM Vol. 31, 2009<o:p></o:p>
  • Case report- Determined to die. JIAFM Vol. 31, 2009<o:p></o:p>
  • A study of pattern of vehicular injuries over Pedesrians: A retrospective study. NJIRM 2014; Vol. 5(6) Nov-Dec<o:p></o:p>
  • Study of pattern of intracranial Hemorrhage in case of road traffic accidents in Ahmedabad region, Gujarat. Int. J Res Med. 2014; 3(2); 119-122, e ISSN: 2320-2742, p ISSN: 2320-2734<o:p></o:p>
  • Estimation of Time since deathby Gastric Content. Int JCur Res Rev, June 2013/ Vol 05(11)<o:p></o:p>
  • A postmortem study of pedestrian injuries to find out Risk factors and Preventive measures.  NJIRM 2014; Vol. 5(6) Nov-Dec<o:p></o:p>
  • Dermatoglyphics inThanatology: Empirical study on the Pore Morphometry of Fingerprints and the Postmortem time interval among the Dead subjects of Natural and Unnatural causes. International Journal of Advance  Engineering and Research Development. Vol 5, Issue 04, April 2018<o:p></o:p>
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    Attended Conferences / Workshops etc. :
    1. Annual national conference of Indian academy of forensic medicine 2000, Jaipur
    2. Annual national conference of Indian academy of forensic medicine 2002, Goa
    3. Annual national conference of Indian academy of forensic medicine 2010, Bhopal
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    5. Annual national conference of Indian academy of forensic medicine 2000, Jaipur<o:p></o:p>
    6. Annual national conference of Indian academy of forensic medicine 2002, Goa<o:p></o:p>
    7. Annual national conference of Indian academy of forensic medicine 2010, Bhopal<o:p></o:p>
    8. Annual national conference of Indian academy of forensic medicine 2016, Ahmedabad<o:p></o:p>
    9. Annual national conference of Indian academy of forensic medicine 2017, Mumbai<o:p></o:p>
    10. Annual national conference of Indian academy of forensic medicine 2019, Jodhpur<o:p></o:p>
    11. International conference on Cyber Security: INCONCYSE 2015<o:p></o:p>
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    International Conference on Forensic Sciences and Cyber security- 2017
    Achievements :
    1. Organising secretory of CME on “PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE IN FORENSIC MEDICINE” at BJMC Ahmedabad on 10th april 2012
    2. Nominated as speaker on subject “Legality and Medical Profession- Does it Matter?” by surat medical consultant association on 9th dec. 2012
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    4. Organising secretory of CME on “PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE IN FORENSIC MEDICINE” at BJMC Ahmedabad on 10th april 2012<o:p></o:p>
    5. Nominated as speaker on subject “Legality and Medical Profession- Does it Matter?” by surat medical consultant association on 9th dec. 2012<o:p></o:p>
    6. Resource person in Medicolegal Training program(GOVT) for Medical Officers<o:p></o:p>
    7. Resource person in Gujarat Forensic Science University training program for Police Officers(National and International), Judicial officer and FSL Officers(National and International) <o:p></o:p>
    8. Resource person in FSL Training program for Scientists and FSL Officers <o:p></o:p>
    9. Resource person in Gujarat Judicial Academy Training Program for Judicial Officers<o:p></o:p>
    10. Resource person in GIDM(Gujarat institute of Disaster Management) for training programs<o:p></o:p>
    11. Member of Organising Committee in International Conference on Forensic Sciences and Cyber security- 2017<o:p></o:p>
    12. Chair person during Clinical Forensic Medicine and Psychiatry Session in  Annual national conference of Indian academy of forensic medicine 2017, Mumbai<o:p></o:p>
    13. Academic council member of Gujarat Forensic Science University from 2016 to Dec. 2018<o:p></o:p>
    14. Joint organizing secretary in Annual national conference of Indian academy of forensic medicine 2016, Ahmedabad<o:p></o:p>
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    Executive member of Indian Academy of Forensic Medicine from Jan 2019 to Dec 2021
    Teaching Experience :
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    2 Dr. Dhaval PatelAssociate Professor View
    Name : Dr. Dhaval Patel
    Mobile : 9978320022
    Email ID : drdhavaljpatel@yahoo.com
    Blood Group :
    Designation : Associate Professor
    Department : ForensicMedicine
    Qualification : M.B.B.S., M.D (Forensic Medicine)
    UG : G-31622
    PG : G-14337
    Date Of Joining This College : 02/07/2015
    Teaching Expereince (Total) : 13 Years, 10 Months
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    Publication Details:
    1. Age estimation from teeth using Gustafson’s method in 70 cases, National, July-Dec 2007, Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology (JFMT)
    2. Study of Road Traffic Accidental Deaths (RTA) in and around Bastar region of Chhattisgarh, National, April-June 2010, Journal of Indian Academy of Forensic Medicine (JIAFM)
    3. Profileof Organophosphorus Poisoning at Maharani Hospital, Jagdalpur, Chhattisgarh: A three years study, National, April-June 2011, Journal of Indian Academy of Forensic Medicine (JIAFM)
    4. Analysis of Homicidal Deaths in and around Bastar region of Chhattisgarh, National, April-June 2012, Journal of Indian Academy of Forensic Medicine (JIAFM)
    5. A One Year Study of Female Deaths Due to Burns, International, July-Dec 2016, Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology (IJFMT)
    6. A Study of Different Finger Print Patterns in ABO Blood Groups, International, July-Dec 2016, Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology (IJFMT)
    7. Evaluation of Pericardial Enzymes Activity to detect the Time Since Death in Patan Region of North Gujarat, International, ACCEPTED for Jan-June 2017, Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology (IJFMT

    Attended Conferences / Workshops etc. : 1. 37th Annual national conference of Indian academy of Forensic Medicine, FORENSIC MEDICON 2016, 8th-10th Jan 2016.
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    3 Dr. Rajeshkumar R. BhootAssistant Professor View
    Name : Dr. Rajeshkumar R. Bhoot
    Mobile : 9714066771
    Email ID : rajeshbhoot@gmail.com
    Blood Group : B+ve
    Designation : Assistant Professor
    Department : ForensicMedicine
    Qualification : M.B.B.S, M.D (Forensic Medicine)
    UG : G-38961
    PG : G-18052
    Date Of Joining This College : 24/1/2012
    Teaching Expereince (Total) : 1 YEAR, 2 MONTHS
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    Attended Conferences / Workshops etc. : 30th ANNUAL NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF INDIAN ACADEMY OF FORENSIC MEDICINE-2009
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    4 Dr. Amit JoshiTutor View
    Name : Dr. Amit Joshi
    Mobile : 9722276290
    Email ID : dr_amitmbbs21@yahoo.in
    Blood Group : B+ve
    Designation : Tutor
    Department : ForensicMedicine
    Qualification : M.B.B.S
    UG : MCI-10/37037
    PG :
    Date Of Joining This College : 13/12/2010
    Teaching Expereince (Total) : 2 Years
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    5 Dr Rajat PatelTutor View
    Name : Dr Rajat Patel
    Mobile :
    Email ID : Drrbp89@gmail.com
    Blood Group :
    Designation : Tutor
    Department : ForensicMedicine
    Qualification : M.B.,B.S
    UG : G-48122
    PG :
    Date Of Joining This College : 25/09/2014
    Teaching Expereince (Total) : 2 yrs
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    Attended Conferences / Workshops etc. :
    1. 37th Annual national conference of Indian academy of Forensic Medicine, FORENSIC MEDICON 2016, 8th-10th Jan 2016.
    2. CME on “Role of Doctor In Medico Legal Cases And Child Abuse”, 10th Jan 2016.
    3. CME on “Ebola :Impact, Recognition and Safe Management”, 18th Dec 2014
    4. CME on “Revised National Tuberculosis Control Program (RNTCP)”, 17th Nov 2014.
    5. Workshop on Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health – “RMNCH+A”, 9th May 2014.

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    6 Dr Anand MenatTutor View
    Name : Dr Anand Menat
    Mobile : 9978929103
    Email ID : anandmenat@gmail.com
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    Department : ForensicMedicine
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    Staff Attendance

    Sr NoStaff Attendance MonthShort DescPosted DateView
    1 Daily AttendancePlease visit the site for Attendance30/12/2016 03:54:00 View
    2 Staff ListStaff List Forensic Medicine10/01/2017 02:24:00 View

    Infrastructure & Facilities

    DEPARTMENT OF FORENSIC MEDICINE AND TOXICOLOGY

    GMERS MEDICAL COLLEGE, GANDHINAGAR

     

    DETAILS OF INFRASTRUCTURE OF DEPARTMENT

         i)      Demonstration Room :

                 a)       Number:                                            2(two)

                         b)       Accommodation

    ·         Size:                                             60 square mt.

    ·         Capacity:                                      75

                    ii)      Museum :

            a)        Size:                                                  160 square mt.

                    iii)       Mortuary Block

    a)          Size:                                               Approx 450 sq. mt

                    iv)       Laboratory:

    ·         Size:                                                    270 square mt

    ·         Capacity:                                             80 students.

                      v)       Departmental Library-cum-Seminar Room :

    ·          Size:                                                    60 square mt

    ·         Capacity:                                             30 students.

                     vi)      Research Laboratory:

                              Size                                                         65 square mt.

                     vii)       OFFICE ACCOMMODATION

           a)       Professor and HOD                  :                      One(18 sq mt)

           b)       Associate Professors/Readers  :                      Two  (15 sq mt)

           c)       Asst. Professors/Lecturers       :                    Three (12 sq mt)

           d)       Tutors/Demonstrators             :                     One(60 sq mt)

           e)       Non-teaching and clerical staff :                       One (15 sq mt)

    Subject Curriculum

    (A)FORENSIC MEDICINE

    1. Legal procedure and inquests. Criminal, Civil, TADA and POTA courts and their power. Medical evidence, Medico-legal reports, Dying declaration; medical witness and evidence in courts, Consumer. Disputes redressal forum at district and national level (if possible the student should be taken to the courts when the teacture are on the courts duty to introduce them to the element of legal aspects of medicine.)
    2. Identity of living and dead; Determination of sex, age and their medico-legal aspect; DNA finger printing and superimposition technique for indentification.
    3. Medico-legal post mortem examination ; related rules and regulation etc….., examination of the decomposed and mutilated bodies, fragment and bone examination. Exhumation.
    4. Examination of blood stains, saliva and seminal stains, hair, weapon and clothes etc. Role of forensic science laboratories in crime detection.
    5. Mode and time since death; Presumption of death and survivorship. Concept of nrain death and its relation to tissue donation and transolanation.
    6. Violent death from asphyxia. Hanging, strangulation, throttling, suffocation and Drowning.
    7. Forensic histopathology and its uses in crime detection. Use of photography and vodeography in forensic practice.
    8. Deaths from starvation, cold, heat burns, electricity and lightening.
    9. Mechanical injuries, classification if injuries; Regional injuries; Examination and Reporting of injuries; Medical legal aspect of injuries; different type of weapons and their medico legal significance; air craft injuries.
    10. Impotence, sterility, virginity, pregnancy and delivery; MTP act, criminal abortion aborcificant and medico legal aspects.
    11. Sexual offence, rape, Unnatural sexual offence, Sexual perversions etc.
    12. Infanticide and Battered baby syndrome.
    13. Narco analysis.
    14. Truth serum.
    15. Lie detection test.
    16. Medico legal aspects of AIDS.

    (B) LAW IN RELATION TO MEDICAL MEN, FORENSIC PSYCHIATRY

    1. Law and ethics in th2 conduct of medical practitioner, certificates, infamous conduct, Processional secrets and Previliged communications, Medical negligence. Voluntary and compulsory duties of medical practitioner, Medical Council of India and State medical Council; Consumer Protection act in relation to medical practitioners, Law in relation to Medical Officers practicing and serving and in rural areas and Primary / Community Health centers, Prohibition of sex selection Act 1994 (PNDT Act 1994), female feticide.
    2. Medico-legal aspects of Insanity, Civil and Criminal Responsibilities; Use of Lie Detector in Crime detection.
    3. Introduction of Human Rights. Custodial of Medical men in cases of violation of Human rights, torture to women, deaths to dowry etc.

    (C) TOXICOLOGY

    1. General considerations of poisons in relation to different Acts. Classification of poisons. Actions of poisons etc., its diagnosis, treatment and postmortem appearances of different poisoning cases. Duties of medical officer in a suspected poisoning case; Rules of Forensic Science Laboratory in poisoning cases; Medico-legal aspects of common human, cattle and arrow poisons.
    2. Detailed study of Acids, sulfuric, hydrochloric, Oxalic, Carbolic (including Cresols etc.,) and salicylic acid. Alkalis Sodium, Potassium and Calcium Salts. Ammoniac Salts.
    3. Inorganic Irritants: castor, Croton, Abrus, Ergot, Capsicum, Calotropic, Plumbigo, Oleander, Marking nut, Cerbera, Nerium etc., irritants of animal origin including Snakes, scorpion, poisonous insects and
    4. Organic Irritants: Castor Croton, Abrus, Ergot, Capsicum, Calotropic, Plumbago, Oleander, Marking nut, Cerbera, Nerium etc., irritants of animal origin including Snakes, scorpion, poisonous insects and mechanical irritants.
    5. Neurotic Poisons, Opium, Alcohols, Aniline Compound, Barbiturates, Kerosene and Petrol, Dhatura, Atropine Cannabis, Cocaine, Nux vomica, Mendrax, Diazepoxide etc.
    6. Drug causing dependence, N.D.P.S. Act, introduction and contents in brief, drug abuse, treatment and rehabitilation of drug addiction, Nicotine, Gutha eating etc.
    7. Some poisons like war gases, carbondioxide and carbon monoxide, methane, quinine, eyanides. Conium and Curare, Common arrow poisons etc.
    8. Industrial poisonings, Environmental toxicology and Medico-legal aspects, prevention of different pollutants, Organic gases like Methane, Hydrogen sulfide etc. Use of insecticides and pesticides, their medico-legal aspects, preventive measures.
    9. Anaesthetic agents, medico-legal aspects, of deaths related to anaesthesia; Common surgical procedures and their medico-legal aspects, deaths related to operative procedure; deaths and disabilities following medical and surgical procedures.

    Monthly Teaching Schedule

    Sr NoTeaching Schedule MonthShort DescPosted DateView
    1 November-2016Proposed Schedule of Teaching Nov,16(Batch-II-I)19/12/2016 21:48:00 View
    2 November-2016Proposed Schedule of Teaching Nov,16(Batch-II-II)19/12/2016 21:49:00 View
    3 November-2016Proposed Schedule of Teaching Nov,16(Batch-II-III)19/12/2016 21:50:00 View
    4 Achieved Teaching Learning Nov 2016 (Batch II-I)Achieved Teaching Learning Nov-2016 (Batch II-I)02/01/2017 22:52:00 View
    5 Achieved Teaching Learning Nov 2016 (Batch II-II)Achieved Teaching Learning Nov-2016 (Batch II-II)02/01/2017 22:52:00 View
    6 Achieved Teaching Learning Nov 2016 (Batch II-III)Achieved Teaching Learning Nov-2016 (Batch II-III)02/01/2017 22:53:00 View
    7 Achieved Teaching Learning Dec 2016 (Batch II-I)Achieved Teaching Learning Dec-2016 (Batch II-I)04/01/2017 21:36:00 View
    8 Achieved Teaching Learning Dec 2016 (Batch II-I)Achieved Teaching Learning Dec-2016 (Batch II-I)04/01/2017 21:37:00 View
    9 January-2017Proposed Teaching Schedule Batch-II-I-Jan-201706/01/2017 22:30:00 View
    10 January-2017Proposed Teaching Schedule Batch-II-II-Jan-201706/01/2017 22:30:00 View
    11 February-2017Proposed Teaching Schedule-Feb-II-I-201706/02/2017 21:02:00 View
    12 February-2017Proposed Teaching Schedule-Feb-II-II-201706/02/2017 21:03:00 View
    13 September 2017Proposed Teaching Schedule Batch II-II- Sept-201705/09/2017 23:55:00 View
    14 September 2017Proposed Teaching Schedule Batch II-III- Sept-201705/09/2017 23:56:00 View
    15 April 2018Proposed teaching schedule April (II-I)-201810/04/2018 22:17:00 View
    16 April 2018Proposed teaching schedule April (II-II)-201810/04/2018 22:18:00 View
    17 April 2018Proposed teaching schedule April (II-III)-201810/04/2018 22:19:00 View

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