College of Embalming - Our Embalmer Courses

 

Embalming is the art and science of sanitising and preserving human remains by the use of embalming fluids and surgical instruments.

We at Tallon Mortuary Specialists College of Embalming & Mortuary Science provide embalming courses in Ireland and pride ourselves in offering students and registered embalmers the highest standard of teaching and practice in a supportive environment.

What our embalming school has to offer:

  • Embalming courses to study and practice towards a Diploma in Embalming through the “International Examinations Board of Embalmers” and on completion entitlement to register for membership with the” British Institute of Embalmers”
  • Professional refreshment training courses for Registered Embalmers such as advanced embalming techniques, cosmetics
  • Purpose built state of the art embalming theatre
  • Lecture room
  • Flexible course programme of learning to suit each personal circumstance via home study/distance learning/mortuary based
  • Theoretical and practical examinations undertaken at our premises

Embalming Course Modules

Our Diploma embalming course content comprises of five theoretical modules and practical skills teaching based on "The British Institute of Embalmers" Student Manual.

Module A: The Foundation Module

Unit 1.

  • Introduction to the Course 
  • Modular Learning
  • The British Institute of Embalmers
  • Introduction to Embalming
  • Health & Safety
  • First Aid  
  • Mathematics

Unit 2.

  • Introduction to Human Biology
  • Human Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Physics

Unit 3.

  • The Basic Structure of The Body
  • Cytology
  • Histology

Unit 4.

  • The Framework of The Body                                        
  • The Skeletal system
  • The Muscular System
Module B: The Circulatory System

Unit 1.

  • Blood
  • Functions of blood
  • Structure and functions of blood components
  • Blood clotting and grouping
  • Disorders of blood

Unit 2.

  • The Heart
  • Structure of the heart
  • Action of the heart
  • Disorders of the heart

Unit 3.

  • Blood Vessels
  • Arteries and Veins
  • The Systemic Circulation
  • The Pulmonary, Portal and Foetal Circulations
  • Disorders of the blood vessels

Unit 4.

  • The Lymphatic System
  • The Lymph Vessels. Lymph Immunity
  • Disorders of the Lymphatic System
Module C: The Systems Of The Body

Unit 1.

  • The Respiratory System
  • The structure and functions of the Respiratory System
  • Disorders of the Respiratory System
  • The Digestive System
  • The structure and functions of the Digestive System
  • Disorders of the Digestive System

Unit 2.

  • Homeostasis
  • Excretion
  • The Urinary System
  • Disorders of the Urinary System
  • Nervous System
  • Disorders of the Nervous System
  • Organs of Special Sense
  • Disorders of the Special Sense Organs
  • The Endocrine System
  • Disorders of the Endocrine System

Unit 3.

  • Surface Anatomy
  • Surface location of organs and vessels
Module D: The Effects And Prevention of Disease

Unit 1.

  • Disease
  • Disease Aetiology, Metazoa, Physical and Chemical agents,
  • deficiency and hormonal diseases, malignancy, hereditary
  • disease, senescence
  • The body’s response to disease
  • Decomposition: post-mortem changes
  • Rigor Mortis, Putrefaction, Fermentation

Unit 2.

  • Microbiology
  • Bacteria, Viruses, Fungi, Protozoa
  • The process of infection

Unit 3.

  • Sterilisation and disinfection
  • Methods of disinfection and sterilisation

Unit 4.

  • The Embalming Theatre
  • The structure of the theatre and its equipment
Module E: Practical Embalming

Unit 1.

  • Embalming Chemistry
  • The constituents of arterial fluids
  • Fluid index
  • The amount of fluid, temperature and pressure at which it is used
  • Pre-embalming considerations
  • Choice of vessels for injection and drainage
  • Multiple injection points

Unit 2.

  • The Embalming Operation
  • The preparation for embalming
  • Embalming a case that has not been the subject of a post-mortem
  • Embalming a case that has been the subject of a post-mortem
  • Completion procedures
  • Techniques: mouth closure, eye closure
  • The location of vessels

Unit 3.

  • Embalming Special Conditions
  • Asphyxia, burns and scalds, carcinomas and sarcomas
  • cerebral haemorrhage, children and infants, gangrene and
  • tissue gas, infectious diseases, jaundice, oedema, purges

The theoretical aspect of the Embalming Diploma is delivered, monitored and supported by an embalming tutor.

Timescale of completion is solely dependent on personal commitment and progress, however, our students are motivated and encouraged to be consistent and diligent in progressing towards completion of their embalming Diploma as soon as is reasonably possible when professional competency has been confirmed.

Students and Registered Embalmers receive practical training, support and mentorship from Mr Glyn Tallon, the founder of "Tallon Mortuary Specialists School of Embalming", who is internationally recognised and respected for his highly skilled and specialist practical embalming skills and reconstructive surgical techniques.

Professional Embalming Refreshment Training Courses

We offer Professional embalming refreshment training courses for registered Embalmers such as

These courses are available on request.

Interested persons for any of our courses offered should contact Mr Glyn Tallon for further information.