Forensic Medicine is that science which teaches the application of every branch of medical knowledge to the purpose of the law.The department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology provides undergraduate teaching in forensic medicine and toxicology to the students of 2nd Professional MBBS (semester III, IV and V) MD in F.M.T (Post Graduate).
The department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology at Hi-tech Medical College has adequate facilities for undergraduate and post graduate studies.
The department library has an exhaustive collection of textbooks in forensic medicine, toxicology and allied subjects. The library includes complete series of the following journals:
- Journals of the Orissa Medico-Legal society.
- Journal of Indian Academy of Forensic Medicine.
- Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology.
- Forensic Science International.
- The American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology.
- Medicine, Science and the Law.
- American Journal of forensic Sciences.
It is one of the best museums with excellent collection of colored photographs of different types of cases, soft specimens, bones, whole skeletons, firearms, weapons, histopathology slides, poisonous plants/ Chemicals/ animals and other specimens. These specimens are arranged in cubicles representing different subject subdivisions such as Jurisprudence, Forensic Identity, Thanatology, Asphyxia, Trauma, Forensic Ballistics, Sexual Jurisprudence, and Toxicology. There are facilities for small group teaching in the museum during practical hour training.
There are facilities for on-line computer literature searches via the University computer network and for the usual departmental work. All records are stored in the computers including the medico-legal records of the expert opinion cases for ready references.
There are sophisticated photographic equipments like- SLR cameras, Digital Video Camera etc for the use of Medico-legal work.
A common seminar room, with all modern facilities of audiovisual systems.
There is a demonstration room with modern teaching aids, which accommodates 100 students.