Course Index

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SSC 101/215 PSYCHOLOGY ELECTIVE

SSC 101: INTRO TO PYSCHOLOGY

This course is designed to merge science with a broad human perspective and to engage both the mind and the heart. It sets forth the principles and processes of psychology and is sensitive to student's needs and interests. It helps students gain insight into the important phenomena in everyday life, to feel a sense of wonder about seemingly ordinary human processes and to see how psychology addresses issues that cross disciplines.

SSC 215 : LIFE-SPAN PSYCHOLOGY

The Life-Span perspective involves several basic contentions: development is life-long, multidimensional, multi-directional, plastic, historically embedded, multi-disciplinary and contextual. Three imperative developmental issues are explored: maturation and experience, continuity and discontinuity and stability and change. Students study how humans develop and how they become who they are.

  • Credits: 3.0

SSC 101 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY

This course is designed to merge science with a broad human perspective and to engage both the mind and the heart. It sets forth the principles and processes of psychology and is sensitive to student‘s needs and interests. It helps students gain insight into the important phenomena in everyday life, to feel a sense of wonder about seemingly ordinary human processes and to see how psychology addresses issues that cross disciplines.

  • Credits: 3.0

SSC 734 EPIDEMIOLOGY

This course engages students in a comprehensive study of the concepts of epidemiology in relation to nursing practice, public health, and health policy. Concepts of health, risk, disease causality, and strategies to reduce the incidence and prevalence of health problems will be examined.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites:

    SSC 730, or evidence of graduate-level statistics course

SSC 730 BIOSTATISTICS

This course is designed to prepare the graduate student to understand and apply bio-statistical methods needed in the design and analysis of biomedical and public health investigations. The major topics to be covered include descriptive statistics, probability distributions, sampling distributions, inferences (point estimates and confidence intervals), hypotheses testing (one-sample tests, two-sample tests), Analysis of Variance (ANOVA), as well as simple linear regression and multiple regression analysis. The course emphasizes the application of statistical concepts to analyze research for best available evidence to support quality nursing practice. The course also provides students with hands-on experience in using statistical software (SPSS) to assist in making effective decisions.

  • Credits: 3.0

SUR 287 CST EXAM PREP

This course is designed to prepare students for the national Surgical Technology certification examination. Content for this course will include test taking tips, study techniques, and strategies for success. Students will breakdown key areas to include Preoperative Case Management, Intraoperative Case Management, Postoperative Case Management, Surgical Specialties and Procedures, Ancillary Functions and Technological Sciences.

  • Credits: 2.0
  • Prerequisites:

    SUR 104, SUR 132, SUR 236, SUR 152, SUR 163, SUR256, SUR 173, SUR 182, SUR 276, SUR 250, SUR 205, SUR 264

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

SUR 276 SURGICAL PROCEDURES III

This course will expand on the role of the surgical technologist in the scrub role. The introduction of surgical procedures to include; concepts, techniques, anatomy, procedural sequence, definitions, purpose, etiology, supplies and equipment relating to ENT, orthopedic, neurosurgery, ophthalmic, cardiothoracic, and peripheral vascular surgery.  Case and room preparation, aseptic technique, counts, suture and procedural steps for a wide variety of cases are introduced in this course. This course will include intraoperative considerations for surgical interventions on specialty patient populations and advanced surgical procedures.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites:

    SUR 104, SUR 132, SUR 236, SUR 152, SUR 163, SUR 256, SUR 173, SUR 182

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 264 SURGICAL CASE STUDIES

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. The student will complete detailed daily case study reviews. All assigned clinical paperwork will be reviewed during this course.

  • Credits: 2.0
  • Prerequisites:

    Corequisite: SUR 250

SUR 256 SURGICAL PROCEDURES II

This course will expand on the role of the surgical technologist in the scrub role. The introduction of surgical procedures to include; concepts, techniques, anatomy, procedural sequence, definitions, purpose, etiology, supplies and equipment relating to genitourinary, plastics and oral maxillofacial surgery. Case and room preparation, aseptic technique, counts, suture and procedural steps for a wide variety of cases are introduced in this course. This course will include intraoperative considerations for surgical interventions on specialty patient populations and advanced surgical procedures.

  • Credits: 2.0
  • Prerequisites:

    SUR 104, SUR 132, SUR 236, SUR 152, SUR 163