Catalog 2017-2018 
    Dec 01, 2020  
Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

FSE 255 Embalming Chemistry

3 credits
This is a survey of the basic principles of chemistry as they relate to funeral service. The chemical principles and precautions involved in sanitation, disinfection, public health, and embalming practice will be stressed. In addition, the course reviews government regulation of chemicals currently used in funeral service.

Prerequisites: BIOL& 175  and FSE 101  

Quarters Offered: Fall, Spring

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

  • Differentiate among the representative chemicals in embalming fluid (arterial, cavity, and accessory) and describe their respective functions
  • Identify and list the potentially harmful chemicals used in the preparation room, and their regulations
  • Express the potentially harmful chemicals used in the preparation room and their regulations
  • Express representative chemicals in embalming fluids (arterial, cavity, and accessory) and give their respective functions
  • Indicate the essential characteristics of autolysis, hydrolysis, fermentation, and putrefaction in the area of chemistry of decomposition
  • Identify the characteristic features of solutions, suspensions, emulsions, and the processes of diffusions
  • Identify the essential characteristics of carbohydrates, lipids, and proteins in the area of basic chemistry
  • Define organic chemistry and describe the characteristic features of organic compounds

Total Hours: 30 Lecture Hours: 30