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MOR 323 - Funeral Directing I

Credits: 2
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
Surveys the principles related to funeral directing including human relations, relations with clergy, and the professional behavior required of funeral directors. In addition, this course will cover the principles of the operations of a funeral home, including funeral service forms and vital statistics.
Prerequisite OR Corequisite: MOR 301  
Corequisite: MOR 324  
Competencies
  1. Assess the value of funeralization.
    1. Identify similarities and differences between funeralization and memorialization.
    2. Describe the various aspects of funeralization.
    3. State how funeral components meet the needs of the bereaved.
  2. Summarize the interpersonal functions of a funeral director from first call to last service rendered to the family.
    1. Identify proper procedures for notification of death.
    2. Summarize the procedures to follow for a removal.
    3. Paraphrase items usually included in the arrangement conference.
    4. List necessary information to obtain from the family during the arrangement conference.
    5. Explain the related professions used in arranging a funeral service.
  3. Prioritize the items which must be completed by the funeral director.
    1. Identify and explain the necessary forms and legal documents associated with making funeral arrangements.
    2. Illustrate the organization required in preparation of each funeral.
    3. Explain the professional and ethical practices of a funeral director.
    4. Explain the death benefits available to surviving families.
  4. Differentiate between at-need and pre-need funeral procedures.
    1. Demonstrate knowledge of available means of pre-arranging of a funeral.
    2. Identify the differences in arranging at-need from pre-need.
    3. Explain the legal limits of a pre-need arrangement.



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