SUR - SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY

SUR-101 Surgical Technology I [Fall Only]

This course is a study of the surgical technologist's role as a member of the surgical team. Surgical principles, technique, and procedures are taught. The laboratory segment consists of demonstrations and return demonstrations of performance skills. Lecture [5.00], Laboratory [3.00].

Credits

6

Corequisites

SUR-102, SUR-103, SUR-104

SUR-102 Surgical Technology Externship I [Fall Only]

This course introduces the student to the operating room environment. Approximately six weeks are spent on campus in a preclinical segment, during which time the student is exposed to background information and practice of entry level skills. The remaining time is spent in the clinical area with directed experience in surgical procedures and operating room practice. Laboratory[16.00].

Credits

2

Corequisites

SUR-101, SUR-103, SUR-104

SUR-103 Surgical Terminology [Fall Only]

This course is a study of the basic structure of medical and surgical words, including roots, combining forms, prefixes and suffixes. Emphasis is placed on correct pronunciation and definition of surgical terms, allowing the student to build a professional vocabulary for working in the operating room. Lecture [1.00].

Credits

1

Corequisites

SUR-101, SUR-102, SUR-104

SUR-104 Microbiological Applications in Surgery [Fall Only]

This course is a study of microorganisms and their relationship to disease. This overview of the fundamentals of Microbiology includes historical aspects, cell structure, and the functions of microorganisms. Emphasis is placed on infectious disease, modes of transmission, infection control and their clinical application in surgery. Discussion is centered on the role of the Surgical Technologist regarding operating room techniques, infection control and sterilization, and disinfecting of supplies, instruments and the environment. Lecture [2.00].

Credits

2

Corequisites

SUR-101, SUR-102, SUR-103

SUR-201 Surgical Technology II [Spring Only]

This course is an in-depth study of specialty surgical procedures with emphasis on common diseases and surgical procedures in relation to the various body systems. Lecture [5.00].

Credits

5

Prerequisites

SUR-101, SUR-102

Corequisites

SUR-202

SUR-202 Surgical Technology Externship II [Spring Only]

This course gives the student the opportunity for further directed experience in the operating room. The student will scrub for procedures in general and specialty areas surgery. A study of surgical instrumentation and equipment is also included in this course. Laboratory [24.00].

Credits

2

Prerequisites

SUR-101, SUR-102

Corequisites

SUR-201

SUR-203 Surgical Technology Externship III [Summer]

This course enables the student to continue with directed experience in the operating room. Emphasis is on refining skills and scrubbing for a wide variety of surgical procedures. Laboratory [24.00].

Credits

1

Prerequisites

SUR-201, SUR-202