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SUR 230 - Surgical Technology 3

Credits: 7
6 Lecture Hours 2 Lab Hours

Prerequisites: SUR 120  
Co-requisites: SUR 231C  

This course continues the theoretical foundation of SUR 110  Surgical and Central Service Technology 1 and SUR 120  Surgical Technology 2. The student is introduced to the specialty areas of surgery and the application of basic scientific knowledge to specific surgical procedures. Specialty areas include general surgery, gynecology, orthopedics, genitourinary, endoscopic, robotic and laser surgery. This course also introduces the student to the pharmacology of surgically related drugs and anesthetic agents, including the calculation of dosages and the effects of drugs and anesthetic agents on the human body. This course requires a per credit health career fee; check the tuition and fee schedule for the current rate.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Identify the factors affecting absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion of drugs.
  2. Define anesthesia.
  3. Identify, verbally and visually, the specialty instruments on the orthopedic instrument handouts.
  4. Identify the specific pathology leading to the procedures identified on the unit outlines.
  5. Define the following fractures and the recommended treatment modalities of each: transverse, longitudinal, oblique, comminuted, impacted and pathological.
  6. Apply mathematical concepts to perform drug dosage calculations.
  7. Identify the general type of suture used on each procedure.
  8. List the surgical steps of orthopedic procedures.
  9. Identify the various catheters and drains used in genitourinary surgery.
  10. Relate relevant anatomy and physiology to the various surgical specialties and procedures on the unit outlines.
Listed Topics
  1. Pharmacology
  2. Anesthesia
  3. General surgery
  4. Gynecologic surgery
  5. Orthopedic surgery
  6. Genitourinary surgery
  7. Advanced skills applications
Reference Materials
Textbooks, library resources, journals, electronic media and lab equipment.
Students who successfully complete this course acquire general knowledge, skills and abilities that align with CCAC’s definition of an educated person. Specifically, this course fulfills these General Education Goals:
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
  • Quantitative & Scientific Reasoning
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 4/10/2020
Last Reviewed: 12/13/2020

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