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2012-2013 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog

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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). Part of Death and Dying Theme. Not counted as an elective for HS and BIOS majors. Offered fall semester (and summer semester upon demand).

Credits: 3

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