Above Ground: Anatomical Embalming Roles in Society

About the Course:
Above Ground: Anatomical Embalming Roles in Society outlines the underexposed field of anatomical embalming in the mortuary industry. The course elaborates on its history, its comparison to traditional funeral home embalming, and educational and environmental benefits of anatomical embalming.
Learning Objectives
  • Define and cite origins of anatomical embalming.
  • Detect differences between traditional embalming at a funeral home and anatomical embalming, elaborating on the steps of each process, comparing and contrasting the two.
  • Cite benefits, purposes, and fields of study used in cadavers donated to science.
  • Identify factors leading to the decrease of traditional embalming with intent to shift perspective on prospective career paths for new embalmers in the 21st century.