Physiological Aspects of Death and Dying   [Archived Catalog]
2016-2017 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog

BMS 374 - Physiological Aspects of Death and Dying

An overview of the physiological processes connected with death and dying. Topics include body mechanisms associated with aging and common causes of death, autopsies, decomposition, modes of body disposition (and how they differ among cultures), and methods of body preservation (e.g., embalming and mummification). Not counted as an elective for biomedical sciences majors. Offered fall semester (and spring/summer semester upon demand).

Credits: 3

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