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How to Prepare Forensic Medicine and Toxicology for PGMEE

Oct 26, 2016

Forensic Medicine is among the easy short subjects and is practically all facts. The factual nature of this subject demands consistent revision for retention. Approximately 8-10 questions are always anticipated from Forensic Medicine thereby making it one of the easiest and high-yielding subjects. Further, recent changes and updates in the IPC Guidelines need to be prepared thoroughly. With a view to make your preparation more effective, our Experts have brought forward this post which will provide insights into the Best Books and the Most Important Topics of Forensic Medicine from PGMEE perspective.

Recommended Book for Forensic Medicine

  • Review of Forensic Medicine by Dr. Sumit Seth

Most Important Topics of Forensic Medicine for PGMEE

Here is a Compact list of the Most Important Topics of Forensic Medicine from PGMEE perspective: 1. Legal Procedure
  • Inquest
  • Types of courts
  • Evidence
  • Oath
  • Dying Declaration Vs Dying Deposition
  • Witness
  • Conduct money, Subpoena- definition
2. Medical Law and Ethics
  • MCI Function
  • Professional Misconduct/Infamous Conduct Vs Professional Negligence
  • Privileged Communication
  • Consent
  • Res Ipsa Loquitur
  • Euthanasia
  • Health Related Declarations of World Medical Council
  • Indian Penal Code (IPC)
3. Identification
  • Age, Race, Sex Determination (Very Important)
  • Hair
  • Dactylography
  • Teeth
  • Poroscopy
  • Anthropometry
4. Autopsy
  • Types of Autopsy
  • Techniques
  • Embalming
  • Preservation of Viscera in Poisoning
  • Artefact
  • Exhumation
5. Thanatology
  • Suspended Animation
  • Signs of Death (Algor Mortis, Rigor Mortis, Changes In Eye, Post - Mortem, Hypostasis, Putrefaction, Adipocere, Mummification)
  • Criteria of Death
  • Entomology
  • Death Certificate
  • Brain stem death
6. Injuries
  • Abrasion
  • Contusion
  • Laceration
  • Incised Wound
  • Stab Wound
  • Firearm Wounds
  • Thermal (Cold and Hot Injuries)
  • Range of Firearms
  • Types of Bullets
  • Bomb Explosion Injuries
  • Fabricated wound
7. Burn Injuries
  • AM Vs PM Burn
  • Post Mortem Changes
  • Burn Classification
  • Electrocution
  • Lightening Injury
8. Starvation 9. Mechanical Asphyxia
  • Hanging
  • Strangulation
  • Throttling
  • Drowning
10. Impotency, Sterility, ART, Legitimacy, Pregnancy, Delivery 11. Abortion and Infanticide 12. Sexual offence
  • Rape
  • Sodomy
  • Unnatural Sexual Offence
  • Punishment of Sexual Offence
  • Sexual Perversions
13. Real Insanity Vs Feigned Insanity
  • Civil Responsibility and Criminal Responsibility
  • Forensic Psychiatry
14. Blood Examination
  • Semen Examination
15. Toxicology
  • General Toxicology
16. Specific Toxicology
  • Organophosphate Poisoning
  • Corrosive Poisons
  • Metallic Poisons
  • Cardiac Poisons
  • Datura, Opium, Cannabis
  • Strychnine
  • Cyanide Poisoning
  • Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
  • Snake Poisoning
  • Agricultural Poisons
  • Alcohol
  • Alphos
Properly preparing the above listed topics will definitely assist you in answering Majority of the questions from Forensic Medicine and boosting your score in NEET PG. According to our experts, these topics can be completed within 2 days. Also read: How to study all 19 subjects for NEET PG. Most effective study plan for PG entrance exams.

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