Aug 10, 2022  
2022-2023 Vincennes University Catalog 
2022-2023 Vincennes University Catalog

FNRL 110 - Thanatochemistry

2 hrs (Sem II)
This course will provide a foundation for the required chemistry course with specific emphasis in embalming and death chemistries. This course will introduce students to organic, inorganic, biological, and solution chemistry as applied to the funeral service profession and the study of thanatochemistry. Topics include the study of carbon and carbon-based compounds, organometallic compounds, physicochemical processes of living organisms, and death/decomposition chemistry. Emphasis will be placed on postmortem changes: hypostasis, rigidity and corneal turbidity and decomposition. This course will also emphasize the various physical and chemical means of microbial control to ensure disinfection, sanitation, and preservation. 2 class hours.

Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in the following courses: BIOL 107 /107L COMM 143  or COMM 148 ENGL 101 ; and MATH 102  or MATT 107 , or higher.