SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY

SUR 110 - Intro to Surgical Tech

3 credits

Prerequisites: Enrollment in the Surg Tech program

Corequisites: - SUR 111

This course provides a comprehensive study of peri-operative care, patient care concepts, and professional practice concepts within the profession of surgical technology. Topics include introductory concepts, organizational structure and relationships, legal, ethical and moral issues, medical terminology, pharmacology, anesthesia, wound healing management concepts, and the technological sciences. Upon completion, students should be able to apply theoretical knowledge of the course topics to the practice of surgical technology. (Offered fall semester)

SUR 111 - Periop Patient Care - 5 - 6 - 0 - 0 - 7

Prerequisites: Enrollment in the Surg Tech program

Corequisites: - SUR 110

This course provides the surgical technology student the theoretical knowledge required to function in the pre-operative, intra-operative, and post-operative role. Topics include asepsis, disinfection and sterilization, physical environment, instrumentation, equipment, peri-operative patient care, and peri-operative case management. Upon completion, students should be able to apply the principles and practice of the peri-operative team member to the operative environment. (A course fee is required) (Offered fall semester)

SUR 122 - Surgical Procedures I - 5 - 3 - 0 - 0 - 6

Prerequisites: SUR 110 and SUR 111

Corequisites: - SUR 123

This course provides an introduction to selected basic and intermediate surgical specialties that students are exposed to the first clinical rotation. Emphasis is placed on related surgical anatomy, pathology, and procedures that enhance theoretical knowledge of patient care, instrumentation, supplies, and equipment. Upon completion, students should be able to correlate, integrate, and apply theoretical knowledge of the course topics to the clinical operative environment. (Offered spring semester)

SUR 123 - SUR Clinical Practice I - 0 - 0 - 21 - 0 - 7

Prerequisites: SUR 110 and SUR 111

Corequisites: - SUR 122

This course provides clinical experience with a variety of perioperative assignments to build upon skills learned in SUR 111. Emphasis is placed on the scrub and circulating roles of the surgical technologist including aseptic technique and basic case preparation for selected surgical procedures. Upon completion, students should be able to prepare, assist with, and dismantle basic surgical cases in both the scrub and circulating roles. (Offered spring semester)

SUR 134 - Surgical Procedures II - 5 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 5

Prerequisites: SUR 122 and SUR 123

Corequisites: - SUR 135

This course provides a comprehensive study of intermediate and advanced surgical specialties that students are exposed to in the second clinical rotation. Emphasis is placed on related surgical anatomy, pathology, and procedures that enhance theoretical knowledge of patient care, instrumentation, supplies, and equipment. Upon completion, students should be able to correlate, integrate, and apply theoretical knowledge of the course topics to the clinical operative environment. (offered summer term)

SUR 135 - SUR Clinical Practice II - 0 - 0 - 12 - 0 - 4

Prerequisites: SUR 123

Corequisites: - SUR 134

This course provides clinical experience with a variety of perioperative assignments to build skills required for complex perioperative patient care. Emphasis is placed on greater technical skills, critical thinking, speed, efficiency, and autonomy in the operative setting. Upon completion, students should be able to function in the role of an entry-level surgical technologist. (offered summer term)

SUR 137 - Professional Success Prep - 1 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 1

This course provides employability skills and an overview of theoretical knowledge in preparation for certification. Topics include test-taking strategies, resume preparation, interviewing strategies, communication skills, and teamwork concepts. Upon completion, students should be able to prepare a resume, demonstrate appropriate interview techniques, and identify strengths and weaknesses in preparation for certification. (offered summer term)

SUR 210 - Adv SUR Clinical Practice - 0 - 0 - 6 - 0 - 2

Prerequisites: SUR 134 and SUR 135

This course is designed to provide individualized experience in advanced practice, education, circulating, and managerial skills. Emphasis is placed on developing and demonstrating proficiency in skills necessary for advanced practice. Upon completion, students should be able to assume leadership roles in a chosen specialty area. (Offered spring semester)

SUR 211 - Adv Theoretical Concepts - 2 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 2

 Prerequisites: SUR 134 and SUR 135

This course covers theoretical knowledge required for extension of the surgical technologist role. Emphasis is placed on advanced practice in complex surgical specialties, educational methodologies, and managerial skills. Upon completion, students should be able to assume leadership roles in a chosen specialty area. (Offered spring semester)

SUR 212 - SUR Clinical Supplement - 0 - 0 - 12 - 0 - 4

Prerequisites: SUR 134 and SUR 135

This course provides the opportunity to continue mastering the continuity of care in the peri-operative assignment. Emphasis is placed on maintaining and enhancing acquired clinical skills in the peri-operative setting. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate mastery of surgical techniques in the role of the entry surgical technologist. (Offered fall semester)