History and science of embalmment. Formalin based embalmment techniques. Other methods of preservation of dead, cryopreservation (history, procedure and applications) and mummification (history, procedure and applications). Different embalmment techniques, importance and application. Factor affecting embalming fluids. Setting up a mortuary/medical museum. Forensic pathology as it applies to post-mortem examination, recording of pathological changes of organs and collection of clinical data during autopsy especially as it relates to drowning, poisoning, strangulation etc. Practical based on the above topics are advised. Dogs/goats can be used for practical exercise.


Level of Study: 500 Level