SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY COURSES (SURTK)

SURTK 100 - ORIENTATION TO SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY

This course is designed to introduce students to the profession of surgical technology. Concepts include the basic principles and techniques of surgical technology, handwashing, scrubbing, gowning, gloving as well as preparing a sterile field.

0.5 Credit Hour (OC) - Lecture Hours: 0.5 Laboratory Hours: 0

SURTK 105 - PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES OF SURGICAL SERVICES

This course is designed to provide the surgical technology or sterile processing student with the knowledge and skills needed to function in the health care setting. Students will gain knowledge of the global aspect of health care as it pertains to the surgical technologist and will acquire an understanding of how to utilize resources to become lifelong learners. Hospital organization, safety, legal issues, cultural diversity, ethical issues and death and dying will also be discussed.

3 Credit Hours (OC) - Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0

SURTK 120 - INTRODUCTION TO SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY

Prerequisite: Acceptance to the surgical technology curriculum and BIOL 140 with a grade of "C" or better, or concurrent enrollment. This course is a study of operating room fundamentals including aseptic technique, patient care, preparation, and maintenance and care of equipment and supplies. Didactic and practical experiences are designed to prepare the student to function as a surgical technologist.

4 Credit Hours (OC) - Lecture Hours: 2 Laboratory Hours: 4

SURTK 121 - FUNDAMENTALS OF SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY I

Prerequisite: SURTK 120 with a grade of "C" or better. This course is a continuation of Introduction to Surgical Technology with emphasis on acquiring knowledge and skills of scrubbing and assisting during surgical procedures in the operating room and delivery room. Specific areas of study include: surgical landmarks, surgical anatomy, incisions and terminology related to laparotomy, hernias, breast, veins, and rectal, obstetrical and gynecological surgical procedures.

6 Credit Hours (OC) - Lecture Hours: 5 Laboratory Hours: 2

SURTK 122 - FUNDAMENTALS OF SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY II

Prerequisite: SURTK 121 with a grade of "C" or better. This course is a continuation of Fundamentals of Surgical Technology I with emphasis on acquiring knowledge and skills of scrubbing and assisting during surgical procedures in the operating room. Specific areas of study include genitourinary and orthopedics systems.

4 Credit Hours (OC) - Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 2

SURTK 130 - PHARMACOLOGY FOR THE SURGICAL TECHNOLOGIST

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Surgical Technology Program. This course is a study of pharmacology and anesthesia. It will deal with all aspects of pharmacology: drug sources, forms, nomenclature, route of administration, classifications, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, drug handling techniques, identification, supplies needed, transfer of medications to the sterile field, commonly used medications, general anesthesia, nerve conduction blocks, history, and team member roles during anesthesia.

1 Credit Hour (OC) - Lecture Hours: 1 Laboratory Hours: 0

SURTK 141 - SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY, CLINICAL PRACTICE I

Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in SURTK 121. This course provides supervised clinical experience with a variety of perioperative assignments to align with skills concurrently learned in Fundamentals of Surgical Technology I.

3 Credit Hours (OC) - Lecture Hours: 0 Laboratory Hours: 24

SURTK 142 - SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY, CLINICAL PRACTICE II

Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in SURTK 122. This course provides supervised clinical experience with a variety of perioperative assignments to align with skills concurrently learned in Fundamentals of Surgical Technology II.

1 Credit Hour (OC) - Lecture Hours: 0 Laboratory Hours: 8

SURTK 210 - FUNDAMENTALS OF SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY III

Prerequisite: SURTK 122 and BIOL 210, both with a grade of "C" or better. . This course is a continuation of Fundamentals of Surgical Technology II with emphasis on acquiring knowledge and skills of scrubbing and assisting during surgical procedures in the operating room. Specific areas of study include neurosurgery, thoracic, cardiovascular, burns, plastics, oral, ophthalmic, maxillofacial, and otorhinolaryngology.

7 Credit Hours (OC) - Lecture Hours: 6 Laboratory Hours: 2

SURTK 211 - ADVANCED FUNDAMENTALS OF SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY

Prerequisite: Completion of SURTK 210 with a grade of "C" or better and current certification in CPR. This course outlines advanced techniques in surgical technology and is a continuation of the fundamentals of surgical technology series. This course will focus on suturing and knot tying techniques, professionalism and interpersonal skills, continuing education, and resume writing.

7 Credit Hours (OC) - Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 32

SURTK 240 - SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY, CLINICAL PRACTICE III

Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in SURTK 210. This course provides supervised clinical experience with a variety of perioperative assignments to align with skills concurrently learned in Fundamentals of Surgical Technology III.

3 Credit Hours (OC) - Lecture Hours: 0 Laboratory Hours: 24

SURTK 250 - SYNTHESIS OF SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY

Prerequisite: Departmental approval. This course is a synthesis of knowledge, attitude and skills gained by SURTK program students to prepare for certification testing, resume writing, and interviewing skills. Mock testing and job seeking skills are highlighted.

1.5 Credit Hours (OC) - Lecture Hours: 1 Laboratory Hours: 1

SURTK 255 - INDEPENDENT STUDY

Prerequisite: Department approval. This course provides the opportunity to work on a technical project, research, or other specialized study related to individual academic needs. A written plan for the independent study project is developed with a faculty member (including a detailed description of the project, the number of credit hours assigned to it, the evaluative criteria to be used, and other relevant matters), and the project is carried out under the periodic direction of the faculty member. The written plan is submitted to the dean/associate dean for approval and remains on file within the department, together with a final written report submitted to the faculty member by the student. Repeatable up to a maximum of five semester hours of credit.

1 to 5 Credit Hours (OC) - Lecture Hours: 0 Laboratory Hours: 3 to 15