About Diploma in Forensic Medicine
Diploma in Forensic Medicine is a three year forensic science course. In this course students gain knowledge of forensic medicine, medical toxicology, medical ethics etc. It makes students learn how to identify existing and future medico legal problems and how to resolve these problems by proper planning, implementing, evaluating and modulating the medico legal services. It also deals with problems related to clinical, forensic, emergency, medico legal and occupational aspects of toxicology, medico legal aspects of psychiatry, mental health and drug addiction.
Minimum eligibility required to apply for admission to the Diploma in Forensic Medicine course is to completed secondary education level/ Intermediate/ 10+2 or its equivalent.
Generally, Admission to the Diploma in Forensic Medicine course is given based on candidate's performance in the relevant entrance examination. Some reputed colleges may conduct their own entrance examination to offer admission.
More about the course
Forensic Medicine is a science of application of medical facts to the legal problems. The main aim of the Diploma in Forensic Medicine course is to make students gain the core knowledge in the forensic medical sciences. This course make students understand the medico legal aspects of disease, principles of forensic toxicology, forensic odontology, forensic psychiatry, forensic DNA etc.
Some of the subjects covered in the syllabus of the Diploma in Forensic Medicine are scientific and medical investigation of fires, causes of non-natural deaths, child abuse and child death, the role of police and judge, investigation of sexual offences, comparative legal systems and investigation of mass disasters.
Candidates after successful completion of the Diploma in Forensic Medicine course, can find employment in the areas such as research laboratories, government and private hospitals, clinics, medical colleges and universities etc. Some of the job positions offered for these candidates are listed below:
- Forensic Physician
- Specialist Nurse
- Forensic Odontologist
- Medical Advisor
- Forensic Psychiatrist
Further Higher Studies
After successful completion of the Diploma in Forensic Medicine course, candidates can opt for M.D in Forensic Medicine and Ph.D in Forensic Medicine courses.
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