Course Index

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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, SUR 256, 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

    Corequisite: SUR 269

SUR 264 SURGICAL CASE STUDIES

This course will include the study of current trends, professional and interpersonal skills in the healthcare 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:

    None

    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

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:

    SCI 200, SUR 104, SUR 132, SUR 152, SUR 163, SUR 173, SUR 182, SUR 200, SUR 236, SUR 256

    Corequisites: SUR 276, SUR 205, SUR 264

SUR 236 SURGICAL PROCEDURES I

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 basic general surgery, gastrointestinal, biliary, rectal, and  gynecological and obstetrical 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 219 MEDICAL ETHICS & LAW FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONS

This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of medical laws, ethical principles and bioethics for the healthcare practitioner.  The application of these fundamentals principles will be applied using current medical-legal issues and bioethical dilemmas of today.  The course is designed to improve the student's ability to critical think and make sound decisions that are in alignment with professional ethics and values, integrity and judgment.  The course will include such areas as confidentiality, privacy, consents, responsible practice, professionalism, bioethical dilemmas, and key legal aspects that influence the healthcare practitioner.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites:

    Enrollment in the ST program

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