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Name of the Department : Forensic Medicine
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Forensic Medicine Dr.R.Sudalaimuthu
MBBS.,MD.,DNB.,
Professor
 
 
Regular 01.01.2017 – 31.05.2017
Govt. Sivagangai MC
01.06.2017 – 30.11.2017 Tirunelveli MC 01.12.2017 – Till Date GTKMC, TK -- -- 10 lectures
FM1.1 Demonstrate knowledge of basics of Forensic Medicine like definitions of Forensic medicine, Clinical Forensic Medicine, Forensic Pathology, State Medicine, Legal Medicine and Medical Jurisprudence                                                                             FM1.2 Describe history of Forensic Medicine
FM8.1 Describe the history of Toxicology                                                     FM8.2 Define the terms Toxicology, Forensic Toxicology, Clinical Toxicology and poison
FM8.5 Describe Medico-legal autopsy in cases of poisoning including preservation and dispatch of viscera for chemical analysis                                                                                          FM8.6 Describe the general symptoms, principles of diagnosis and management of common poisons encountered in India      
FMFM8.7 Describe simple Bedside clinic tests to detect poison/drug in a patient’s body fluids
FM8.8 Describe basic methodologies in treatment of poisoning: decontamination, supportive therapy, antidote therapy, procedures of enhanced elimination              
FM8.9 Describe the procedure of intimation of suspicious cases or actual cases of foul play to the police, maintenance of records, preservation and despatch of relevant samples for laboratory analysis. 
FM11.1 Describe features and management of Snake bite, scorpion sting, bee and wasp sting and spider bite
FM13.1 Describe toxic pollution of environment, its medico-legal aspects & toxic hazards of occupation and industry
FM13.2 Describe   medico-legal   aspects of Compensation Act poisoning in Workman’s Compensation Act
FM14.2 Demonstrate the correct technique of clinical examination in a suspected case of poisoning & prepare medico-legal report in a simulated/ supervised environment                                                                             FM14.3 Assist and demonstrate the proper technique in collecting, preserving and dispatch of the exhibits in a suspected case of poisoning, along with clinical examination
FM14.16 To examine & prepare medico-legal report of drunk person in a simulated/ supervised environment
Forensic Medicine Dr.S.Sadasivam
MBBS.,DV.,MD.,
Associate Professor Regular 01.01.2017 – 27.04.2021
Madurai MC
28.04.2021 – Till Date
GTKMC, TK
-- -- -- 10 lectures
FM9.4 Describe General Principles and basic methodologies in treatment of poisoning: decontamination, supportive therapy, antidote therapy, procedures of enhanced elimination with regard to Ethanol, methanol, ethylene glycol   
FM9.5 Describe General Principles and basic methodologies in treatment of poisoning: decontamination, supportive therapy, antidote therapy, procedures of enhanced elimination with regard to Organophosphates, Carbamates, Organochlorines, Pyrethroids, Paraquat, Aluminium and Zinc phosphide -Part –I
FM9.5 Describe General Principles and basic methodologies in treatment of poisoning: decontamination, supportive therapy, antidote therapy, procedures of enhanced elimination with regard to Organophosphates, Carbamates, Organochlorines, Pyrethroids, Paraquat, Aluminium and Zinc phosphide -Part II 
FM9.6 Describe General Principles and basic methodologies in treatment of poisoning: decontamination, supportive therapy, antidote therapy, procedures of enhanced elimination with regard to  Ammonia, carbon monoxide, hydrogen cyanide & derivatives, methyl isocyanate, tear (riot control) gases 
FM10.1 Describe General Principles and basic methodologies in treatment of poisoning: decontamination, supportive therapy, antidote therapy, procedures of enhanced elimination with regard to:
i. Antipyretics – Paracetamol, Salicylates
ii. A nti-Infectives (Common antibiotics – an overview)
iii. Neuropsychotoxicology Barbiturates, benzodiazepins phenytoin, lithium, haloperidol, neuroleptics, tricyclics                                                             iv. Narcotic Analgesics, Anaesthetics and Muscle Relaxants                            vi. Gastro-Intestinal and Endocrinal Drugs - Insulin  
FM10.1 Describe General Principles and basic methodologies in treatment of poisoning: decontamination, supportive therapy, antidote therapy, procedures of enhanced elimination with regard to:                                                                                                                                 v. Cardiovascular toxicology Cardiotoxic plants - Oleander, Odollam, aconite, digitalis
FM1.3 Describe legal procedures including Criminal Procedure Code, Indian Penal Code, Indian Evidence Act, Civil and Criminal Cases, Inquest (Police Inquest and Magistrate’s Inquest), Cognizable and Non-cognizable offences 
FM1.4 Describe Courts in India and their powers: Supreme Court, High Court, Sessions court, Magistrate’s Court, Labour Court, Family Court, Executive Magistrate Court and Juvenile Justice Board
FM1.5 Describe Court procedures including issue of Summons, conduct money, types of witnesses, recording of evidence oath, affirmation, examination in chief, cross examination, re-examination and court questions, recording of evidence & conduct of doctor in witness box
FM1.6 Describe Offenses in Court including Perjury; Court strictures vis-a- vis Medical Officer     
FM1.7 Describe Dying Declaration & Dying Deposition                                     
FM1.8 Describe the latest decisions/
notifications/resolutions/ circulars/standing orders related to medico-legal practice issued by Courts/Government authorities etc.
Forensic Medicine Dr.R.Uthayakumar
MBBS.,MD.,
 
 
Assistant Professor
 
 
 
Regular 01.01.2017 – 19.06.2018 Madurai MC 20.06.2018 – 02.05.2019
GTKMC, TK
03.05.2019 - 07.07.2020 Tirunelveli MC 08.07.2020 – Till Date
GTKMC, TK
-- 10 lectures
FM8.10 Describe the general principles of Analytical Toxicology and give a brief description of analytical methods available for toxicological analysis: Chromatography – Thin Layer Chromatography, Gas Chromatography, Liquid Chromatography and Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy   
FM9.1 Describe General Principles and basic methodologies in treatment of poisoning: decontamination, supportive therapy, antidote therapy, procedures of enhanced elimination with regard to: Caustics Inorganic – sulphuric, nitric, and hydrochloric acids; Organic- Carboloic Acid (phenol), Oxalic and acetylsalicylic acids - Part I
FM9.1 Describe General Principles and basic methodologies in treatment of poisoning: decontamination, supportive therapy, antidote therapy, procedures of enhanced elimination with regard to: Caustics Inorganic – sulphuric, nitric, and hydrochloric acids; Organic- Carboloic Acid (phenol), Oxalic and acetylsalicylic acids - Part II                                                                                                                          FM9.2 Describe General Principles and basic methodologies in treatment of poisoning: decontamination, supportive therapy, antidote therapy, procedures of enhanced elimination with regard to Phosphorus, Iodine, Barium   
FM9.3 Describe General Principles and basic methodologies in treatment of poisoning: decontamination, supportive therapy, antidote therapy, procedures of enhanced elimination with regard to Arsenic, lead, mercury, copper, iron, cadmium and thallium - Part I  
FM9.3 Describe General Principles and basic methodologies in treatment of poisoning: decontamination, supportive therapy, antidote therapy, procedures of enhanced elimination with regard to Arsenic, lead, mercury, copper, iron, cadmium and thallium -    Part - II 
FM14.17 To identify & draw medico-legal inference from common poisons e.g. dhatura, castor, cannabis, opium, aconite copper sulphate, pesticides compounds, marking nut, oleander, Nux vomica, abrus seeds, Snakes, capsicum, calotropis, lead compounds & tobacco - PART I
FM14.17 To identify & draw medico-legal inference from common poisons e.g. dhatura, castor, cannabis, opium, aconite copper sulphate, pesticides compounds, marking nut, oleander, Nux vomica, abrus seeds, Snakes, capsicum, calotropis, lead compounds & tobacco - PART II
FM4.1 Describe Medical Ethics and explain its historical emergence                                                                                 FM4.2 Describe the Code of Medical Ethics 2002 conduct, Etiquette and Ethics in medical practice and unethical practices & the dichotomy 
FMFM4.3 Describe the functions and role of Medical Council of India  and State Medical Councils                                                                                                                      FM4.4 Describe the Indian Medical Register
FM4.5 Rights/privileges of a medical practitioner, penal erasure, infamous conduct, disciplinary Committee, disciplinary procedures, warning notice and penal erasure
Forensic Medicine Dr.M.Indhumathi
MBBS., MD(Pharm).,
Tutor
 
Regular -- -- -- 21.10.2020 – Till Date
GTKMC, TK
-- 5 lectures
FM8.3 Describe the various types of poisons, Toxicokinetics, and Toxicodynamics and diagnosis of poisoning in living and dead                                                                                                     FM8.4 Describe the Laws in relations to poisons including NDPS Act, Medico-legal aspects of poisons
FM12.1 Describe features and management of abuse/poisoning with following camicals: Tobacco, cannabis, amphetamines, cocaine, hallucinogens, designer drugs & solvent
FM4.6  Describe the Laws in Relation to medical practice and the duties of  a medical practitioner towards patients and society 
FM4.7 Describe and discuss the ethics related to HIV patients                                                                               FM4.10 Describe communication between doctors, public and media                                                                                                                                  FM4.12 Discuss legal and ethical issues in relation to stem cell research
FM4.8 Describe the Consumer Protection Act-1986 (Medical Indemnity Insurance, Civil Litigations and Compensations), Workman’s Compensation Act & ESI Act 
Forensic Medicine Dr.M.Vetrivel
MBBS., MD(Psych).,
Tutor Regular -- -- -- 29.12.2020 – Till Date
GTKMC, TK
-- 5 lectures
FM4.9 Describe the medico - legal issues in relation to family violence, violation of human rights, NHRC and doctors 
FM4.11 Describe and discuss euthanasia 
FMFM4.13 Describe social aspects of Medico-legal cases with respect to victims of assault, rape, attempted suicide, homicide, domestic violence, dowry- related cases                                                                                                                                                  FM4.14 Describe & discuss the challenges in managing medico-legal cases including development of skills in relationship management –  Human behaviour, communication skills, conflict resolution techniques
FMFM4.15 Describe the principles of handling pressure – definition, types, causes, sources and skills for managing the pressure while dealing with medico-legal cases by the doctor                                                                                                                  FM4.16 Describe and discuss Bioethics                                                                          FM4.17 Describe and discuss ethical Principles: Respect for autonomy, non- malfeasance, beneficence & justice
FM4.18 Describe and discuss medical negligence including civil and criminal negligence, contributory negligence, corporate negligence, vicarious liability, Res Ipsa Loquitor, prevention of medical negligence and defenses in medical negligence litigations
Forensic Medicine Dr.S.Mariam Beevi
MBBS.,
Tutor Regular -- -- -- 16.12.2019 – Till Date
GTKMC, TK
-- 5 lectures
FM4.19 Define Consent. Describe different types of consent and ingredients of informed consent. Describe the rules of consent and importance of consent in relation to age, emergency situation, mental illness and alcohol intoxication
FM4.20 Describe therapeutic privilege, Malingering, Therapeutic Misadventure, Professional Secrecy, Human Experimentation                                                            FM4.21 Describe Products liability and Medical Indemnity Insurance    
FM4.22 Explain Oath – Hippocrates, Charaka and Sushruta and procedure for administration of Oath.                                                                                                        FM4.23 Describe the modified Declaration of Geneva and its relevance   
FM4.24 Enumerate rights, privileges and duties of a Registered Medical Practitioner. Discuss doctor- patient relationship: professional secrecy and privileged communication
FMFM4.25 Clinical research & Ethics
Discuss human experimentation including clinical trials
FM4.26 Discuss the constitution and functions of ethical committees
FM4.27 Describe and discuss Ethical Guidelines for Biomedical Research on Human Subjects & Animals
Forensic Medicine Dr.V.Suriya Prathiba, MBBS.,  Tutor Regular -- -- -- 23.07.2020 – Till Date
GTKMC, TK
-- 5 lectures
FM4.28 Demonstrate respect to laws relating to medical practice and Ethical code of conduct prescribed by Medical Council of India and rules and regulations prescribed by it from time to time 
FM1.9 Describe the importance of documentation in medical practice in regard to medicolegal examinations, Medical Certificates and medicolegal reports especially
- maintenance of patient case records, discharge summary, prescribed registers to be maintained in Health Centres.
- maintenance of medico-legal register like accident register.
- documents of issuance of wound certificate
- documents of issuance of drunkenness certificate.
- documents of issuance of sickness and fitness certificate.
- documents for issuance of death certificate. -documents of Medical Certification of Cause of Death - Form Number4 and 4A
- documents for estimation of age by physical, dental and radiological examination and issuance of certificateFM1.5 Describe Court procedures including issue of Summons, conduct money, types of witnesses, recording of evidence oath, affirmation, examination in chief, cross examination, re-examination and court questions, recording of evidence & conduct of doctor in witness box
FMFM1.10 Select appropriate cause of death in a particular scenario by referring ICD 10 code
FM1.11 Write a correct cause of death certificate as per ICD 10 document
FMFM4.29 Demonstrate ability to communicate appropriately with media, public and doctors(SDL)                                                                     FM4.30 Demonstrate ability to conduct research in pursuance to guidelines or research ethics  
 

Publications

 
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1.      Dr.R.Sudalaimuthu 1) R.Sudalaimuthu, C.Manoharan, Gururaj Biradar, Shankar M Bakkannava, A.Edwin Joe
Role of Pyloric Sphincter in estimating time since death and in Toxicological Analysis
Indian Journal of Forensic and Community Medicine
ISSN: 2394 – 6768, e-ISSN: 2394 – 6776, Volume 4/ Issue – 2
April – June 2016, Page No.96 – 100
 
2) C.Manoharan, R.Sudalaimuthu, V.Dhanalakshmi, D.Thangam.
Can human stature be estimated from sternum if sex is not identifiable
International Journal of Applied Research
Print ISSN: 2394 – 7500, Online ISSN: 2394 - 5869
Year 2015, Volume 1, Issue – 9, Page No.436 – 439
 
3) R.Sudalaimuthu, M.Seethalakshmi, S.Sivakumar, S.Priya.
Assessment of age by third molar eruption among females in south
Tamil Nadu, Journal of Evolution of Medical and Dental Sciences
pISSN: 2278 – 4748, eISSN: 2278 – 4802, Volume 4/ Issue – 77
September 24, 2015, Page No.13377 – 13380
 
4) M.Seethalakshmi, R.Sudalaimuthu, J.Mahendran, A.Nagendrakumar.
Study of injury pattern in human beings in road traffic accidents involving two wheelers
Journal of Evolution of Medical and Dental Sciences
pISSN: 2278 – 4748, eISSN: 2278 – 4802, Volume 4/ Issue – 77
September 24, 2015, Page No.13436 – 13458
 
5) R.Sudalaimuthu, T.Selvaraj
Socio Demographic Study of Homicidal Victims
Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology
pISSN: 0973 – 9122, eISSN: 0973 – 9130, Volume 13/ Number – 3
July-September 2019, Page No.144 – 147
 
6) K.Selvaraj, K.V.Vinoth, R.Sudalaimuthu
A study of autopsy cases – viscera sample reports a retrospective study.
 Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology
October-December 2020, Vol. 14, No. 4
 
7) K.Selvaraj, S.Rajalakshmi, K.V.Vinoth, R.Sudalaimuthu
Profile of Medicolegal Death in Females in Thoothukudi Medical College – A Retrospective Study
Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology
October-December 2020, Vol. 14, No. 4
 
8) K.Selvaraj, S.Rajalakshmi, K.V.Vinoth, S.Sivakumar, R.Sudalaimuthu
Study of profile of homicidal deaths in south Chennai – retrospective study.
Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology
October-December 2020, Vol. 14, No. 4
 
9) K.Selvaraj, K.V.Vinoth, R.Sudalaimuthu
Study of profile of medicolegal deaths above sixty years in Thoothukudi Medical College – a retrospective study.
Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology
Yet to be published
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2.      Dr.S.Sadasivam 1) Pattern of Cranio Cerebral injuries in fatal cases of road traffic accidents 
An International Journal of Medico-Legal Update
Volume 16/ No. – 2, July – December  2016
2) An Epidemiological Study of fatal head injury related road traffic accident victims in medicolegal autopsies in and around Madurai city (Retrospective Study)
 Indian Journal of Forensic and Toxicology
 Volume 11/ No. – 2, July – December  2017
 
3) Epidemiological profile of suicide by hanging in Madurai.
Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology
July - December 2016, Vol. 10, No. 2.
 
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3.      Dr.R.Uthayakumar T.Selvaraj, R.Uthayakumar
A Retrospective study of Fatal Road Traffic Accidents on Autopsies done at Madurai Medical College and Hospital.  Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology
pISSN: 0973 – 9122, eISSN: 0973 - 9130
Volume 14/ Number – 3, July-September 2020, Page No. 764 – 767
 
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