100

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