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1.  Necrosis, Ischemia, Hypoxia, Infarction and Gangrene
Oncosis and Autolysis.

2.  Sequence of the ultrastructural and biochemical changes
which occur in the cell in response to the following:
ƒ  Ischemia
ƒ  Immunological injury, e.g., Asthma / SLE / Anaphylactic
ƒ  Physical agents, e.g., Radiation
ƒ  Genetic defects, e.g., Thalassemia / Hemophilia
ƒ  Nutritional deficiency,e.g., Kwashiorkor
ƒ  Infectious agents
ƒ  Viruses, e.g., Hepatitis
ƒ  Bacteria, e.g., Staphylococcus aureus
ƒ  Fungi, e.g., Candida
ƒ  Parasites, e.g., Malaria
ƒ  Nutritional deficiency
3.  Irreversible and reversible injury
4.  Apoptosis and its significance.
5.  Necrosis and its types
6.  Exogenous and endogenous pigmentation.
7.  Dystrophic and metastatic calcification along with clinical
8.  Metabolic disorders
• Lipid disorders, Steatosis of liver, Hyperlipidemia
• Protein disorders
• Carbohydrate disorders


1.  Role of inflammation in the defense mechanisms of the body.
2.  Vascular changes of acute inflammation and their relation to
morphological and tissue effects.
3. Process of Chemotaxis, Opsonization and Phagocytosis.
4.  Role of cellular components in inflammatory exudate.
5.  Exudates and transudate.
6.  Important chemical mediators of inflammation.
7.  Pathway of Arachidonic Acid metabolism.
8.  Role of products of Arachidonic acid metabolism in inflammation.
9.  Mechanism for development of fever, with reference to exogenous and
endogenous pyrogens.
10.  Chronic inflammation including Granulomas.
11.  Granuloma and its types along with causes.
12.  Systemic effects of acute and chronic inflammation and their possible
13.  Significance of ESR.
14.  Induced hypothermia in medicine.
15. Healing in specialized tissue.


1.  Repair and regeneration.
2.  Wound healing by first and second intention.
3.  Factors that influence the inflammatory reparative response.
4.  Wound contraction and cicatrisation.
5.  Formation of granulation tissue.
6.  Complications of wound healing.


a.  Thrombo-embolic disorders and their modalities
1.  Etiology and pathogenesis of thrombosis.
2.  Possible consequences of thrombosis
3.  Difference between thrombi and clots
4. Classification of emboli according to their composition.
5. Difference between arterial and venous emboli.
b.  Hemorrhage, Hyperemia and Congestion
1.  Definitions of common types of Hemorrhage
2.  Types of hyperemia
3.  Difference between hyperemia and congestion
c. Infarction
1.  Types of infarction
2.  Difference between anemic and hemorrhagic infarct
3.  Morphological picture of infraction in different organ systems
d. Disorders ofthe circulation and shock
1. Edema, ascites, hydrothorax and anasarca.
2.  Pathophysiology of edema with special emphasis on CHF.
3.  Pathogenesis of four major types of shock (Hypovolemic,
cardiogenic, vasovagal & septic) and their causes.
4.  Compensatory mechanisms involved in shock.


1.  Defence mechanisms of the body.
2.  Microbial mechanisms of invasion and virulence.
3.  Difference between sterilization and disinfection.
4.  Methods of disinfection and sterilization of the following:
a.  Facility where the doctor practices,
b.  Examination table,
c.  Any spillage e.g. sputum, vomitus, stool, urine, blood,
d. Examination tools,e.g., thermometer, nasal and ear specula and
5.  Principles of aseptic techniques such as Venepuncture, urinary
catheterization, bandaging, suturing and lumber puncture.
6. Universal precautions for infection control.
7.  General principles of the following serological tests:
a.  ELISA – Hepatitis (A,B,C,D,E,G) Rubella, CMV and HIV
b. PCR
c.  Haemagglutination – TPHA
d.  Western Blot –HIV
8.  Interpretation of :
a. Culture reports
b.  Serological reports and
c.  Microscopic reports of gram stain and ZN stain.
9.  Principles of proper collection and submission of specimens for
laboratory investigations
9.  General characteristics and taxonomy of Bacteria, Rickettsia,
Chlamydia, Viruses and Fungi.
11.  Communicable, Endemic, Epidemic, and Pandemic Diseases, Carriers
Pathogens, Opportunists, Commensals and Colonizers.
12.  Microorganisms responsible for infection of the following organ
ƒ  Central Nervous System
ƒ  Respiratory System
ƒ  Gastrointestinal System
ƒ  Genital System
ƒ  Urinary System
ƒ  Infections of Bones and Joints
ƒ  Zoonosis
ƒ  Infection of the Skin
ƒ  Hepatic Infections
13  Pathogenesis, Treatment, Epidemiology, Prevention and Control of the
following organisms:
(i) Bacteria
Staphylococcus aureus
Streptococcus pneumoniae
Beta hemolytic streptococcus group a & b
Diphtheria sp.
Bordetella sp.
Bacillus anthracis
Clostridium perfrignes
Clostridium botulinum,
Clostridium difficile
Clostridium tetani
Actinomycies israelli
Nocardia asteroides
Neisseria meningitis
Neisseria gonorrhoeae
Gardenella vaginalis
Haemophilus influenzae
Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Mycobacterium leprae
Yersinia pestis
Vibrio cholera
Vibrio parahemolyticus
Campylobacter jejuni
Helicobacter pylori
Mycoplasma pneumoniae
Treponema pallidium
Rickettsia sp.
(ii) Viruses
Para influenza
Hepatitis A, B, C, D, E
Chicken Pox
(iii) Fungus
Cryptococcus neoformans
Candida albicans
Tinea species
(iv) Protozoa
Plasmodium species
Giardia lamblia
Entamoeba histolytica
Leishmania species
Trichomonas vaginalis
Toxoplasma gondii
Pneumocyctis carinii
(v) Helminths
Ascaris lumbricoides
Ancylostoma duodenale
Trichuris trichuria
Enterobius vermicularis
Filaria species
Strongyloides stercoralis
Schistosoma species
Echinococcus species
Taenia solium
Taenia saginata
Hymenolepis nana


1. Antibiotics, selective toxicity, bacteriostatic and bactericidal.
2.  Host determinants in relation to selection of an antimicrobial drug for
3.  Minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) and minimum bactericidal
concentration (MBC)
4.  Bacterial resistance and the mechanisms involved in acquiring bacterial
5.  Mechanisms involved in transfer of drug resistance to bacterial
6.  Mode of action of variousantimicrobial drug groups.
7.  Superinfection and cross sensitivity.


a.  Common organisms causing CNS Infections
(i) Bacteria
Steptococcus pneumoniae
Beta hemolyticus srteptococcus group b
Neisseria meningitidis
Haemophilis influenzae
Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
Listeria monocytogenes
(ii) viruses
(iii) fungus
Cryptococcus neoformis
(iv) protozoa
B.  Common organisms causing respiratory tract infection
(i) bacteria:
Steptococcus pneumoniae
Beta hemolyticus streptococcus group b
Diptheria sp.
Bordetella sp.
Hemophilus influenzae
Mycobacteriurn tuberculosis
Mycoplasma pneumoniae
(ii) viruses
Adeno virus
Para influenza
(iii) protozoa
Pneumocystic carinii
C.  Organisms causing gastrointestinal tract infection / infestation
(i) Bacteria
Clostridium difficile
Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Vibrio cholera
Vibrio parahemolyticus
Campylobacter jejuni
Helicobacter pylori
(ii) Viruses
Hepatitis A
(iii) Fungus
Cryptococcus neoformis
(vi) Protozoa
Giardia lamblia
Entameba histolytica
D.  Common organisms causing hepatic infections
(i) Bacteria
Streptococcus species
(ii) Viruses
Hepatitis A, B, C, D, E
(iii) Protozoa
Entameba histolytica
Tape worms
Echinococcus granulosus
E.  Common organisms causing skin infection
(i) bacteria
Staphylococcus aureus
Streptococcus pyogenes
Actinomyces israelli
Nocardia asteroides
Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Mycobacterium leprae
Corynebacterium diphtheriae
(ii) viruses
Chicken pox
Moluscum contagiosum
(iii) fungus
Candida albicans
Tinea species
(iv) arthropodes
Sarcoptes scabiei
Pediculus species
Cinex lectularius
(v) helminths
Filaria species
Strongyloides stercoralis
Schistosoma sp.
(vi) protozoa:
Leishmania species.
f.  Common organisms causing bone and joint infection
Bacteria: Staph aureus, Streptococcus pyogenes, Haemophilus
influenzae, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Brucella melitenesis, Salmonella
typhi, Strep. pneumonae, Pseudomonas sp. and Mycobacterium
g.  Common organisms causing genital infection
(i) Bacteria:   Mycoplasma urealyticum
(ii) Viruses:   Pox, Herpes, Hepatitis B, HIV
(iii) Fungus:   Candida albicans
(iv) Arthropodes:  Sarcoptes scabiei
(v) Protozoa:  Tricomonas vaginalis
h.  Common organisms causing zoonosis
(i) Viruses:   Rabies,
(ii) Protozoa:  Toxoplasma gondii, Leishmania sp.
(iii) Helmenthics:  Echinococcus sp.


1.  Common sex linked, autosomal recessive and autosomal dominant
2.  Common genetic mutations.
3.  Diseases associated with consanguineous marriages.
4.  Molecular biology techniques.


1.  Atrophy and Hypertrophy, Agenesis,Dysgensis, Aplasia, Hypoplasia,
Hyperplasia, Metaplasia, Dysplasia, Neoplasia, Anaplasia,.
2.  Cell cycle and cell types (stable, labile, permanent)
3.  Mechanisms controlling cell growth
4. Classification systems of tumors.
5.  Characteristics of benign and malignant tumors
6.  Difference between Carcinoma and Sarcoma.
7.  Grading and staging system of tumors.
8.  Biology of tumor growth
9. Process of carcinogenesis
10.  Host defense against tumors.
11.  Mechanism of local and distant spread.
12.  Local and systemic effects of tumors.
13.  Tumor markers used in the diagnosis and management of cancers.
14.  Common chemical, physical agents and viruses related to human
15.  Epidemiology of common cancers in Pakistan.
16.  Radiation and its effects on tissues.
17.  Cancer screening.


1.  Antigen, antibody, epitope,hapten and adhesion molecules.
2.  Difference between innate and acquired immunity.
3.  Structure and function of major histocompatibility complex (MHC).
4. Cytokines.
5.  Mechanism of humoral and cell medicated immunity.
6.  Hypersensitivity reactions, Type I, Type II, Type III and Type IV.
7. Autograft, homograft, allograft and xenograft.
8. Immunotolerance and immunoparalysis.
9.  Mechanism involved in allograft rejection and steps that can be taken
to combat rejection.
10.  Classification of Immunodeficiency disorders
11.  Basis of autoimmunity.
12. Tissue transplantation.
13.  Pathology and pathogenesis of AIDS.
14.  Lab diagnosis of immunological diseases.


1.  Pathological Basis of Diseaseby Kumar, Cortan and Robbins, 7th Ed., W.B. Saunders.
2. Medical Microbiology and Immunology by Levinson and Jawetz, 9th Ed., Mc Graw-Hill.
3. Medical Genetics by Jorde, 3rd Ed., Mosby.
4.  Clinical Pathology Interpretations by A. H. Nagi


The course outline is as follows:

1) General Pharmacology: 

1.  Definition of pharmacology, objectives of learning pharmacology,
definition of drug and drug nomenclature.
2.  Branches/divisions of pharmacology.
3.  Sources of drugs.
4.  Active principles ofdrugs and pharmacopoeias.
5.  Dosage forms and doses of drugs.
6.  Route of drug administration.
7.  Absorption of drugs and processes involved in drug absorption.
8.  Factors modifying absorption of drugs.
9.  Transport of drugs across cell-membrane.
10.  Bio-availability, its clinical significance and factors affecting bio-
11.  Drug reservoirs, distribution and redistribution of drugs, plasma protein
12. Pro-drug, bio-transformation of drugs, enzyme induction, enzyme
inhibition and entero-hepatic circulation.
13.  Plasma half-life of drugs, steadystate concentration, its clinical
importance and factors affecting it.
14.  Excretion of drugs.
15.  Mechanism of drug action.
16.  Dose response curves, structure-activity relationship.
17.  Factors modifying action and doses of drugs.
18. Pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and receptors.
19. Pharmacogenetics.

2) Dermatological and topical drugs (Locally Acting Drugs) 

ƒ Demulcents, emollients, irritants,counter irritants, astringents.
Antiseborrhoeics, locally acting enzymes.
ƒAntiseptics and disinfectants.

3) Drugs Acting on Gastrointestinal Tract: 

ƒ Emetics and anti emetics.
ƒ Drugs affecting motility of GIT.
ƒ Ulcer healing drugs.
ƒPurgatives/ laxatives.

4) Cardiovascular Drugs 

ƒAntiarrhythmic drugs.
ƒInotropic drugs.
ƒAntihypertensive drugs.
ƒ Thrombolytics/ anticoagulants/ antiplatelets.
ƒAntihyperlipidemic drugs.
ƒAnti-anginal drugs.
ƒ Drug management of CCF.

5) Diuretics
6) Autocoids
7) Drugs Acting on Autonomic Nervous System Cholinergic Drugs. 

ƒCholine esters.
ƒAnticholine-esterases cholinomimetic alkaloids.
Anti-cholinergic drugs
- Anti muscarinic
- Anti nicotinic
Sympathomimetics / adrenergic drugs:
- Catecholamine
- Non catecholamine
-  Alpha adrenergic receptor blockers.
-  Beta adrenergic receptor blockers
Adrenergic neuron blockers
Autonomic ganglionic blockers
Skeletal muscle relaxants
A) neuromuscular blocking agents - d-tubocurarine, suxamethonium, etc.
B) central muscle relaxants , meprobamate, mephenesin, diazepam, etc.

8) Central Nervous System

a. Sedative-hypnotics.
b. Anti-epileptics.
c. General anaesthetics.
d. Local anesthetics.
e.  Drugs for movement disorder/ muscle relaxant.
f. Alcohol.
g. Drugs for migraine.
h.  Stimulants of the central nervous system:
-  Caffeine, theophyline, theobromine
- Brain stem stimulants: picrotoxin, nikethamide.
- Ethamivan, doxapram.
-  Spinal cord stimulants: strychnine.
i. Psychopharmacology:
- Anti-psychotics.
- Anxiolytics.
- Anti-depressant / anti mania drugs.
-  Alcohol and drugs of abuse.
- Anti-parkinson drugs.
-  Anti epileptic drugs

9) Analgesics 

a.  Opioids and narcotics analgesics.
b.  Nonsteroidal anti inflamatory drugs (nsaid).
c. Antigout drugs.

10) Drugs Acting on Respiratory System 

a.  Drugs used in treatment of bronchial asthma.
b. Expectorants.
c. Mucolytics.
d. Antitussives.

11) Drugs Acting on Endocrine System 

a. Pituitary-hypothalamic drugs.
b. Adrenocorticoids.
c. Sex hormones
d.  Thyroid/ parathyroid drugs.
e.  Pancreatic hormones and oral anti diabetic drugs.
f.  Oral contraceptives and anabolic steroids.

12) Drugs Acting on Uterus 

a. Ergometrine.
b. Terbutaline.
c. Dinoprostone.
d. Carboprost.
e. Ritodrine.
f. Oxytocin.

13) Antimicrobial Drugs 

a. Sulfonamides.
b. Penicillins.
c. Cephalosporins.
d. Aminoglycosides.
e. Tetracyclines.
f. Macrolides:
g. Quinolones.
h.  Anti- tuberculous drugs.
i. Antileprosy drugs.
j. Anti fungal drugs.
k. Antiviral drugs.
l. Anti-protozoal drugs:
-  Anti- malarial drugs.
- Anti-amoebic drugs.
m. Urinary tract antiseptics.
n.  Anti cancer drugs.
o. Immunosuppressive agents.
p. Miscellaneous.
q.  Vaccines and immunoglobulin drug interaction.


Experiments designed to observe the action of drugs on animals and
isolated tissue.
Experiments on the actions of selected drugs to be demonstrated to the
1.  Effects of drugs on reflex time.
2.  Effects of drugs on frog's heart in situ.
3.  Effects of drugs on rabbit's eye.
4.  Effects of Acetylcholine and Atropine on isolated rabbit's ileum.
5.  Effects of histamine and antihistamines on isolated rabbit's ileum.
6.  Schemes to find out unknown drug having stimulatory or inhibitory
effect on isolated rabbit's ileum.
7.  Effects of neuromuscular blocking agents on frogs rectus abdominus
8.  Methodology of clinical trials.
9.  Introduction to Biostatistics.
General principles
ƒGeneral principles
ƒ Guideline for rational use of drugs
ƒ Prescription writing for common ailments
¾ Acute watery diarrhea
¾Bacillary dysentery
¾Amoebic dysentery
¾Tape-worm infestation
¾ Acute streptococcal pharyngitis
¾ Iron deficiency anemia
¾Allergic rhinitis
¾ Acute malarial fever
¾Cerebral malaira
¾Typhoid fever
¾Bronchial asthma
¾Cardiac failure
Clinico-Pharmacological Seminars on Rational Drug Therapy and
Drug Interaction should be conducted
Frequency distribution of antibiotic prescribed in different clinical settings/units.
Rational prescribing pattern of antibiotics.
Parameters: provisional diagnosis, investigation, empirical therapy. Prescribing
after culture and sensitivity.
Groups of vitamin prescribed.
Vitamins prescribed on basis of therapeutic indication or empirical.
Single / multiple vitamins
Frequency of prescribing and rationaluse of vitamins/ otherwise.
a.  Frequency distribution of variousgroups of analgesic prescribed.
b.  Single / multipledrug prescription.
c.  Non specific indications of analgesic prescription.
Adverse Drug Reactions
a.  Anti-microbials, Cytotoxic drugs , Steroids etc.


1.  Basic and Clinical Pharmacology by Katzung, 10th Ed., Mc Graw-Hill.
2. Pharmacology by Champe and Harvey, 2nd Ed., Lippincott Williams &  Wilkins.


The course outline is as follows :

a)  Pakistan’s Legal System: 

The powers and jurisdiction of courts, procedures for inquest, and
legal procedures. Important legal  terms. Application of relevant
Legal Sections of the Penal Code. The role of a medical doctor in
the medico-legal system. To give Medical evidence in courts.
Document information to be prepared by a medical doctor for legal
procedures. Procedure of court attendance and recording of

b)  Forensic Sciences: 

Role of Forensic Sciences in crime detection.

c)  Law in relation to medical men: 

Privileges and obligations of Registered medical practitioner.
Doctor-patient relationship in the context of the highest ethical
standards. Temptations to professional misconduct. Guarding
professional secrets and privileged communication. Maintaining
highest ethical principles in medical examination and when
obtaining consent. Medical negligence. Declaring Brain death,
using the highest ethical and biological principles for the decision.
The pros and cons of organ transplantation in each individual
Develop and defend a personal moral view on Artificial
insemination, Therapeutic abortions, Euthanasia, Biomedical
research etc. in keeping with the norms of society and highest
ethical principles.

d)  Personal Identity 

Parameters of personal identity, methods of identifying living,
dead, decomposed, mutilated and burnt bodies, and skeletal and
fragmentary remains, using special techniques (Dentistry
Radiology, Neutron Activation Analysis etc.), and objective
methods of identification (Osteomtery, Dactyloscopy, D.N.A.
Technique, Super imposition photography, etc.) Describe the role
of various blood groups in resolving paternity and maternity
disputes. Methods to determine time since death.
Methods of determination of age, sex and race by various
methods with their medico-legal aspects.
Methods to trace evidence, Locard’s Principle of exchange and its
medico-legal significance.

e)  Thanatology 

Scientific concepts regarding death, medico-legal aspect of brain
death, indicators of death, medico-legal aspects of sudden and
unexpected deaths, causes, manner, mode and mechanisms of
Physicochemical changes subsequent to death occurring in
various body tissues and organsunder various environmental
To write a certification of death according to W.H.O guidelines.

f)  Traumatology 

i)  Mechanical Injuries: Mechanisms of wound production,
classification of wounds, wounds produced by conventional
weapons and their medico-legal aspects. Firearms,
ammunition, classification, nomenclature, wound ballistics and
medico-legal aspects.
Ii)  Mechanical injuries medicolegal considerations:  Laws in
relation to causing bodily harm, wounding and homicide.
-  Examination of an injured person, certify nature, manner of
injury, causative agent and dating of wounds.
-  Link Sequelae of trauma to its original cause and search
for the relationship of sequelae to pre-existing disease.
-  Causes of death from wounds.
-  Difference between ante-mortem and post-mortem
-  To diagnose whether death  is suicidal, homicidal or
Iii) The student should also have knowledge of and be able to
describe methods of treatment and possible etiologies of
regional injuries, and should be able to suture simple
superficial wounds of:
Head (scalp, skull, brain) and face, vertebral column and its
contents, neck, chest, abdomen,limbs, bones and joints.
Special trauma such as transportation injuries, police torture,
Death in custody
Should be able to determine the medico-legal aspects of heat,
cold, electrical injuries.

g)  Violent deaths due to asphyxia 

Anatomical, physiological, biochemical and pathological signs of
violent death and of mechanical, chemical and environmental as
physical death and their medico-legalimplications. Death due to

h)  Autopsy: 

-  Types, objectives, rules, and techniques and describe
procedure for postmortem.
-  Methods for assessment of fatal period and postmortem
interval. Post-mortem artifacts.Risks and hazards of autopsy,
and autopsy protocol.
-  Procedure for selection and  preservation, labeling and
dispatch of biological and  non-biological materials for
laboratory examination; and collection of relevant samples.
-  Exhumation procedures, and their value and limitations.

i)  Forensic Sexology. 

Virginity, pregnancy and criminal processes during delivery, their
medico-legal aspects, examination procedure and reporting.

j)  Sexual offences and relevant sections of law (Zina and
Hudood Ordinance) 

-  Natural and unnatural sexual offences. Medical examination
of victim and assailant, collection of specific specimens and
writing a required certification.
-  Common sexual perversions and their cause.

k)  Miscarriage 

Medico-legal aspects applicable to miscarriage examining mother
and aborted material.
Sending aborted material in properpreservative for examination.

l)  Crime against new born, infants and child: 

Infanticide, and criminal and non-accidental violence or abuse to a
newborn, infant or child.

m)  Forensic Psychiatry 

-  To diagnose mental illness.
-  To distinguish between true and feigned insanity.
-  To advise on procedure of restraint of the mentally ill,
Limitations to civil and criminal responsibilities of mentally ill.

n)  Examination of biological specimens 

-  Forensic importance of biological specimens (blood, semen,
salvia, vomitus, breath, urine, hair),
-  The method of their collection,preservation, dispatch and the
common laboratory tests performed.

a)  General principles of Toxicology 

-  The scope of Toxicology.
-  To access the laws regulating drugs and noxious products.
-  Common Toxicants in our environments and their abuse.
-  Cause of drug dependence, the fate and detoxification of
poisons in the biological tissues.
-  To diagnose toxicological  cases in acute and chronic
exposure in living and dead. Utilize general principles of
treatment with antidotaltherapy and management.
-  To handle specimens, work within the framework of duties of
Doctor in cases of poisoning toprepare and interpret chemical
examiners reports.

b) Autopsy techniques with collection, preservation and dispatch of
biological material to analytical laboratory.
c)  Specific Poisons 

Poisons/drugs of abuse prevailing in our society along with
medico-legal aspects:
i)  Alcohol
ii)   Opiates, opioids and other narcotics
iii)   Salicylates and paracetamol
iv)  Hypnotics and sedatives
v)   Stimulants (cocaine), cannabis
vi)   Poisonous plants (aconite, belladonna, hyoscyamus,
stramonium, digitalis, ergot, mushrooms, nux vomica,
oleander, tobacco)
vii)  Venomous insects (snakes)
viii)  Inorganic elements, antimony, arsenic, lead, mercury,
ix)   Volatile poisons and corrosives (carbon monoxide, hydro
carbons, cyanides, sulfuric acid, oxalic acid, carbolic acid
and alkalis)
x)   Pesticides, herbicides and insecticides

Forensic Medicine
a)  Oral
b)  Practical
c)  Note book
a)  Oral
b)  Practical
c)  Note book
Learning Methodology:
Recommendations are as under:-
A)  Theory in the form of tutorials, seminars, videos and lectures
B)  Practical in the form of :
ƒPosting in autopsy rooms
ƒPostings such as in medico-legal clinics / casualty departments /
poison centers.
ƒExperiments in biological laboratory.
C)  Visits.
D)  Periodical tests will provide feedback to the teachers and  assess
adequacy of learning.
Practical work will include
1.  In Forensic Medicine
¾ Medico-legal examination of injured
¾ Estimation of age and forensic radiology
¾ Sexual assaults and sex related cases (impotence, pregnancy etc.).
¾ Procedure of preservation, dispatch of biological and other
evidentiary material.
¾ Practical in biological laboratory (identification of blood, semen,
saliva, etc.).
¾ Procedure of consent taking and medical certification.
2.  In Toxicology, students should have an understanding of and be able to
describe :
¾ Diagnostic and management process (alcohol, narcotics and
insecticide poisons).
¾ Collection, preservation and dispatch of biological materials.
¾ Visual, olfactory and tactile identification of common poisons found
in communities and country.
3.  Visits
For proper orientation and practical demonstration, visits are also
suggested to a :
¾ Forensic science laboratory.
¾ Psychiatric unit or jail
¾ Site during conduction of exhumation.


1.  Simpson’s Forensic Medicine by Barnard Knight, 11th Ed.,  Edward Arnold, London.
2.  Parikh’s Text book of Medical Jurisprudence, Forensic
Medicine and Toxicology by C.K. Parikh 6th Ed., CBS Publisher.
3.  Buchanan’s Text book of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology by
Buchanan, 9th Ed., Livingstone.
4.  G. Principles and Practice of Forensic Medicine by Prof. Nasib
R. Awan.
5.  Medical Jurisprudence and Toxicology by Dr. Siddique Hussain.

2nd Professional MBBS Examination:
To be held at the end of the 3rd year in the following subjects:

(a) Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Theory 135 Marks
Internal Evaluation 15 Marks
Oral & Practical 100 Marks
Animal experiment 35 Marks
Internal evaluation 15 Marks
Total 300 Marks

(b) Pathology General & Microbiology
Theory 135 Marks
Internal Evaluation 15 Marks
Practical & Oral Exam 135 Marks
Internal Evaluation 15 Marks
Total 300 Marks

(c) Forensic Medicine
Theory 90 Marks
Internal Evaluation 10 Marks
Viva Voce 90 Marks
Internal Evaluation 10 Marks
Total 200 Marks


  1. Hi. I am due to appear in a Medical Interpretation Exam (English-Punjabi) on April 9, 2014. I will appreciate if anyone can let me know the Acedamic Punjabi of the following terms: 1) Forensic Examination/Evidence 2) Anus 3) Vagina 4) Sexual Assault 5) Victim 6) Consent Form 7) Pubic Hair 8) Breast

  2. Also will appreciate if anyone can post a template of Medical/Forensic Examination Consent Form for Victims of Sexual Assault in Urdu or Punjabi. Thanks


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By Farkhanda QaiserOkay finally here it is. The all-important guide for the 1st year students. I’ve compiled all the prof and sendup questions of last year as well as the remnants of class tests that I had.But before you go on to read them, keep in mind the following very tested tidbits:For profs, NEVER leave any topic untouched and unread. Go through all topics so that in viva, you have atleast some idea about what the examiner is asking.NEVER lose your sendup question paper because there are high chances that some of the questions will be repeated in profs as you can see in the following example of anatomy question paper and same goes for the MCQs. Most of them are repeated. So here’s what we had done, in our facebook class group, we had made a discussion topic, and everyone told the MCQs of sendups and discussed them. Well, you may think us nerds or whatever but trust me that discussion proved very fruitful for all those who participated in it.I think enough has bin said about orga…

USMLE Step 1 Experience by Ayaz Mehmood (Score : 99/266)

USMLE Step 1 Experience by Ayaz Mehmood (Score : 99/266)
Salam everyone, let me start in the name of Allah who’s the greatest benefactor of all mankind. I am going to write a detailed composition regarding preparation for USMLE Step 1. I am a final year student at King Edward Medical University and I took my exam on June 10th. Final year is the year before internship/ house job in Pakistan. I just got my scores: 99/266

Let me introduce some myths surrounding USMLE Step 1 which are especially prevalent within Pakistan; I am not too sure about India because I heard their students typically appear in their final years.

 Myth number 1:Do not appear for USMLE Step 1 within your graduation

 Verdict: Baseless, illogical reasoning

Explanation: This is so prevalent in Pakistan it’s almost pathetic. One of the biggest concerns surrounding our students is that Step 1 is a huge risk to be taken before graduation. Let me put it in another way: Step1 would always remain a risk whenever it is taken, …