Surgical Technology

Degrees and Certificates

Classes

SUR 100 : PRINCIPLES OF SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY

This course is an introduction to the field of surgical technology as a career. Emphasis is on the role of the surgical technologist, principles of asepsis, principles of patient care, surgical procedures, operative techniques, blood-borne pathogens, safety, pharmacology, and surgical instrumentation. Upon completion, the student should be able to demonstrate practical application of the basic principles and skills of the surgical technologist.

credits

5

Prerequisites

Admission to the program and advisor approval.

SUR 102 : APPLIED SURGICAL TECHNIQUES

This course is the application of principles of asepsis and the role of the surgical technologist. Emphasis is placed on creating and maintaining a sterile environment, and applying skills of interpretative procedures. Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to participate in mock surgical procedures.

credits

4

Prerequisites

SUR 100

SUR 103 : SURGICAL PROCEDURES

This course is a study of surgical procedures as they relate to anatomy, pathology, specialty equipment, and team responsibility. Patient safety is emphasized and medications used in surgery are discussed. Upon completion of the course, the student should be able to participate in surgical procedures in the operating room.

credits

5

Prerequisites

SUR 102

SUR 104 : SURGICAL PRACTICUM I

This course is the application of perioperative principles in the perioperative setting. Emphasis is placed on application of the surgical technologist. Upon completion of the course, the student should be able to participate in the surgical technologist role.

credits

4

Prerequisites

SUR 103

SUR 105 : SURGICAL PRACTICUM II

This clinical experience allows the student to practice in the health care environment using entry level skills attained in previous classroom laboratory and clinical instruction. In addition to clinical skills, emphasis is placed on specialty surgical procedures, the study of trends, professional and interpersonal skills in the health care setting, and case review. Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to apply concepts of surgical technology to student levels.

credits

5

Prerequisites

SUR 104

Corequisites

SUR 106

SUR 106 : ROLE TRANSITION IN SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY

This course is designed to provide specialized instruction for the student preparing to transition into the field of Surgical Technology. Emphasis is on review of content specific to the practice of surgical technology and preparation for the NBSTSA certification examination. Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to demonstrate readiness to take the certification examination.

credits

1

Corequisites

SUR 105

SUR 107 : SURGICAL ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY

This course is an overview of surgical anatomy and physiology. Emphasis is placed on the organizational structure of the body, organ systems, relevant surgical pathophysiology, and related medical terminology. Upon completion, the student should be able to apply knowledge of anatomy in the clinical environment.

credits

3

Prerequisites

Admission to the program and/or as required by the SUR Department

SUR 208 : SPECIAL TOPICS IN SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY

This course is designed to provide specialized instruction in selected topics in the field of Surgical Technology. Emphasis is on content specific principles based on student needs.

credits

1

Prerequisites

Admission to the program and/or as required by the Department