Lesson Plan for The Poor Man’s Guide to Moulage

Time:  4 or 6 hrs.

Teaching Format:  Lecture, Discussion, and Practical Session

Brief Description:  This four or six-hour workshop is designed to aid the instructor in creating realistic moulage and scenes without costing a fortune.  The six-hour workshop provides the same information as the four-hour workshop but with much more practice time.

CE Credits: 4 hour Session-4 Instructional Technique; 6 hour Session-6 Instructional Technique

Objectives: After this session, the participant will be able to:

  1. Describe at least five principles of moulage.
  2. Identify at least two sources for obtaining moulage.
  3. Identify at least three sources to obtain props for scenarios
  4. Properly moulage a simulated patient given a specific injury or pathophysiology.



I.          Introduction

  1. Instructor
  2. Participants
  3. Objectives

II.        Principles of Moulage

  1. What it is
  2. Do’s and Don’ts
  3. Principles

III.       Sources for Moulage

  1. Commercial
  2. Home-made

10 Minute Break


IV.       Props

  1. Types
  2. Sources
  3. Costs

10 Minute Break

V.        Practical Exercises

A.        Skin

  1. Bones
  2. Fluids
  3. Wounds
  4. Pathophysiologies

VI.       Summary