Code : 19582      Created Date : Monday, August 19, 2019   Update Date : Monday, September 16, 2019    Visit : 1593

Specialty of Forensic Medicine




Forensic Medicine


Forensic medicine is the study of the human body and mind contributing to the administration of justice. This specialized field was established in 1991 in IRI and the curriculum has not been formally revised since but it is now under revision. Complying with legal and judicial standards and views of Iran national health care system are among the characteristics of this curriculum. Since the judicial system of the country is based on the Islamic rules and laws and these rules are peculiar to our country, the forensic pathologists must scientifically and practically act in accordance with the needs of society and the legal context. Additionally, paying particular attention to the health care system needs and improving the quality of forensic medicine education and research are other characteristics of this curriculum.

Definition and duration of the Training Program:

Forensic medicine is a clinical specialty, the graduates of which by acquiring a set of intellectual, communicative, and practical skills and using the latest principles, and scientific methods will become able to express forensic related technical opinion, and provide expert consultations in cases if they are asked about by natural and legal peoples, including judicial courts, universities, and other authorities. They are also trained to diagnose and management poisoning and capable of responding to other specialists in legal fields.


Program Duration


The Forensic Medicine program lasts at least 3 years.




At the end of the program learners will be competent in the following skills:
• Autopsy
• Intubation, mechanical ventilation
• CPR and patient resuscitation
• OGT and NGT placement
• WBI (Whole Bowel Irrigation)
• Central and peripheral vascular access
• Catheter placement



Who Can Attend?


Individuals holding an M.D. or M.B.B.S. degree.


Admission Requirements


To apply for this program, you will need to fulfill a number of requirements, which can be found in the Graduate Admission Requirements.


Application Deadline


Tehran University of Medical Sciences has a rolling application system and reviews student applications all year round.

However, the deadline for the September intake is June 31, and the deadline for the February intake is October 31.


Education Fees and Yearly Expenses


For complete and comprehensive information about fees and expenses, please refer to the Education Fees and Yearly Expenses section.



Program Curriculum


For more information, please download the Program Curriculum of Specialty of Forensic Medicine.



Contact Information


To contact the Office of International Admissions, please use the following information:

Tel.: (+98 21) 8889 6692 & 94, Ext.: 318 or 319

Fax: (+98 21) 8889 6696


Address: No. 21, Dameshgh St., Vali-e Asr Ave., Tehran 1416753955, Iran


Alternatively, you can contact the Office of Vice-Dean for International Affairs at TUMS School of Medicine through the following:

Tel.: (+98 21) 8898 9487

Fax: (+98 21) 6405 3431



Address: TUMS School of Medicine, Pour Sina St., Enghelab St., Tehran 1417613151, Iran



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