Assessment of Awareness and outlook of a Pathological Autopsy among Medical Students
Keywords:Medical Students,Pathological Autopsy, Forensic Medicine, awareness and outlook.
Aim: This study assesses the awareness, outlook & knowledge toward Pathological autopsy amongst
medical students at tertiary care teaching center.
Objectives: To assess medical student’s opinions, feelings and attitude towards autopsy and its importance
in medical education.
Material and Method: We conducted a study of 300 students studying 3rd and 5th semesters where they
taught about the subject. We used questionnaire containing questions relating to autopsy to assess the
awareness, outlook & knowledge towardPathological Autopsy.
Results: Amongst the class of 300 students no statistically difference is observed in the views of male and
female students on any item in the present study.
Conclusion: The Forensic Medicine is important subject for medical profession. Teaching how to perform an
autopsy is relevant and plays a positive role in medical education, and autopsy training from both theoretical
and practical perspectives must be included in the forensic medicine curriculum. Medical institutes must
take responsibility to increase awareness about the effect of media on medical education.
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