Perception of Medical students about Forensic Medicine subject- A survey based study at Govt. Medical Institute situated in hilly region of Uttarakhand State

Authors

  • Nikhil Mehta
  • Pankaj Sahu
  • Niranjan K. Gunjan
  • Mayank K. Chand

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v23i4.3449

Keywords:

Medico-legal investigation, perception, interest, scope, questionnaire.

Abstract

The main aim of teaching Forensic Medicine in our nation to develop doctors who are knowledgeable and well
aware about medico-legal Responsibilities in the practice of medicine. Forensic medicine and toxicology are
required to be taught to MBBS undergraduate during their second professional year, which lasts 18 months
in India. The study was done among a total of 352 MBBS undergraduates of VCSGGIMS & R Srinagar Pauri
Garhwal Uttarakhand after dividing them in to three groups. The Students were asked to express their responses
on a scale with grading from 1 to 5 on a questionnaire for survey. 84.9% students strongly or somewhat had
agreed that the subject has utility after MBBS course for delivering health services especially in Government
Health centre and While 5.1% strongly or somewhat had disagreed with it.

Author Biographies

  • Nikhil Mehta

    Assistant Professor Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, VCSGGIMS&R Srikot, Srinagar, Uttarakhand

  • Pankaj Sahu

    Postgraduate Student, Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, VCSGGIMS&R Srikot, Srinagar, Uttarakhand

  • Niranjan K. Gunjan

    Associate Professor, Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, VCSGGIMS&R Srikot, Srinagar, Uttarakhand

  • Mayank K. Chand

    Postgraduate Student Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, VCSGGIMS&R Srikot, Srinagar, Uttarakhand

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Published

2023-10-12

How to Cite

Perception of Medical students about Forensic Medicine subject- A survey based study at Govt. Medical Institute situated in hilly region of Uttarakhand State. (2023). Medico Legal Update, 23(4), 32-39. https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v23i4.3449