Course Index

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SUR 205 MICROBIOLOGY FOR THE SURGICAL TECHNOLOGIST

This course introduces the students to the historical background of microbiology, microbial structure and metabolism, and the relationship between humans and microorganisms. It includes disease production, transmission of disease-causing organisms, epidemiology, and immune defense mechanism. Principles of sanitation, disinfection, sterilization and wound healing are emphasized. Students learn techniques of standard precautions, specimen collection, preparation of cultures, and microscopic slide preparations with gram stain. An understanding of the medical impact of microorganisms on each body system and the environment is also addressed.

  • Credits: 2.0

SUR 210 SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY II

This course will expand on the role of the surgical technologist in the scrub role. Case and room preparation, aseptic technique, counts, suture and procedural steps for a wide variety of cases are introduced in this course. Additional topics include intraoperative considerations and specialty instrumentation, equipment and supplies needed for surgical interventions on specialty patient populations and advanced surgical procedures. Students will complete individual and group presentations to enhance classroom learning. A hospital based lab practicum and observation will be included in this course.

  • Credits: 4.0
  • Prerequisites:

    SUR 122

SUR 250 SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY CLINICAL I

This course is designed to apply basic surgical anatomy, instrumentation and procedural steps combined with a consistent method of reinforcement in the clinical site. The students are assigned to a clinical site where they will apply theoretical knowledge while gaining aptitude, skills and proficiency necessary to function in non-complex situations as a surgical technologist.

  • Credits: 6.0
  • Prerequisites:

    SUR 122, SCI 103, SCI 226

    Corequisite: SUR 205, SUR 266

SUR 260 MEDICAL ETHICS & LAW

This course provides an overview of the laws and ethics the student should know to help give competent, compassionate care to patients that is also within acceptable legal and ethical boundaries. This course will also give students the tools and guidance to facilitate the resolution of the many legal and ethical questions that they may reasonably expect to face as a student, and later as a health care practitioner. Emphasis on professional liability, scope of practice, ethical and personal obligations in relationship to medical mistakes and surgical patient outcomes is included. Students will also utilize a wide variety of real-life experiences and legal cases related to the text material.

  • Credits: 1.0

SUR 266 CORRELATED PATIENT STUDY I

This course will include the study of current trends, professional and interpersonal skills in the health care setting, and case review. Concurrent review of clinical rotation and participation in the surgical team will occur during this course. Students will also be introduced to fundamental principles of evidence-based practice. Students will participate in journal review and present articles pertaining to their current clinical practice to classroom peers. Students will also prepare a paper for publication consideration on a relevant clinical topic. All assigned clinical paperwork will be reviewed during this course.

  • Credits: 2.0
  • Prerequisites:

    Co requisite: SUR 250

SUR 269 CORRELATED PATIENT STUDY II

Concurrent review of clinical rotation and participation in the surgical team through case studies and completion of clinical paperwork requirements will occur during this course. The student will develop the reflective practitioner model with direct applications to the experience of the surgical technologist in the workforce. Students will create a power point presentation on a surgical case study following course guidelines, and present study to peers in classroom setting. Students will prepare journal article on surgical case or surgical concept for dissemination and discussion. Students will be introduced to techniques and exercises in preparation for the national CST exam. Written and oral presentations by the students are key elements of this course. All students meeting eligibility requirements will be required to seat the national Certification Exam administered by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) within thirty (30) days of graduation date. Successful completion of exam and proof of graduation allows graduate to use credential Certified Surgical Technologist (CST).

  • Credits: 2.0
  • Prerequisites:

    SUR 270

SUR 270 SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY CLINICAL II

The surgical technology student will continue to build on the concepts gained in SUR 250 during this course. Surgical anatomy, instrumentation, and procedural steps for each case are reinforced. The student will function as a part of the surgical team in an operating room setting applying theoretical knowledge while gaining the aptitude, skills and proficiency necessary to function in complex situations and cases

  • Credits: 6.0
  • Prerequisites:

    SUR 250 Co-requisite: SUR 269

SUR 280 SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR

This course is designed to give specialized instruction in various areas of surgical technology. Employability skills will be reviewed and applied. The course will also emphasize the elements of professional development including professional organizations, leadership, teamwork, certification and continuing education.

  • Credits: 2.0
  • Prerequisites: must be taken in the final semester of the ST Program

WMI 326 BEREAVEMENT AND LOSS FOR THE WOMEN'S HEALTH PROFESSIONAL

  • Credits: 3.0

WMI 345 ADVANCED BREAST IMAGING

  • Credits: 3.0