Catalog 2016-2017 
    Mar 21, 2019  
Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

FSE 262 Funeral Service Microbiology and Lab

4 credits
This course covers the basic principles of microbiology as they relate to the funeral profession, especially as they pertain to sanitation, disinfection, public health, and embalming practice. Includes laboratory. 

Prerequisites: FSE 251 

Corequisites: FSE 271  

Quarters Offered: Winter, Summer

Global Outcome(s)
This course teaches to the global outcome of Information Literacy.

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Identify basic microbial morphology
  • Describe basic microbial physiology
  • Interpret host-parasite relationships and interactions and the requirements of successful parasitism
  • Demonstrate proper chemical disinfection and sterilization procedure
  • Describe the fundamentals of the infectious processes and specific and non-specific defense mechanisms against disease
  • Name the methods of transmission of infectious diseases and describe the control procedure of these diseases with special emphasis on protection to the embalmer, the funeral director, and the public
  • Differentiate between the indigenous microorganisms and pathogens and opportunists causing disease commonly associated with the human host and dead human remains