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Surgical Technology

Study of the basic structure of medical words including prefixes, suffixes, roots, combining forms, plurals, pronunciation, spelling, and the definitions of medical terms. Emphasis is on building a professional vocabulary required for employment in the allied health care field. 2 lecture hours

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A basic type of health professions work-based instruction that helps students synthesize new knowledge, apply previous knowledge, or gain experience managing the workflow. Practical experience is simultaneously related to theory. Close and/or direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional, faculty or preceptor, generally in a clinical setting. Clinical education is an unpaid learning experience. 96 clinical hours

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Introduction to surgical pathology and its relationship to surgical procedures. Emphasis on surgical procedures related to the general, OB/GYN, genitourinary, and orthopedic surgical specialities incorporating instruments, equipment, and supplies required for safe patient care. 48 lecture hours + 32 laboratory hours

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Introduction to surgical pathology and its relationship to surgical procedures. Emphasis on surgical procedures related to the thoracic, peripheral vascular, plastic/reconstructive, EENT, cardiac, and neurological surgical specialities incorporating instruments, equipment, and supplies required for safe patient care. 48 lecture hours + 32 laboratory hours

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Orientation to surgical technology theory, surgical pharmacology and anesthesia technological sciences, and patient care concepts. 64 lecture hours + 32 laboratory hours

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In-depth coverage of perioperative concepts such as aseptic principles and practices, infectious processes, wound healing, and creation and maintenance of the sterile field. 64 lecture hours + 32 laboratory hours

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An intermediate type of health professions work-based instruction that helps students synthesize new knowledge, apply previous knowledge, or gain experience managing the workflow. Practical experience is simultaneously related to theory. Close and/or direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional (faculty or preceptor), generally in a clinical setting. Clinical education is an unpaid learning experience. 288 clinical hours

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An advanced type of health professions work-based instruction that helps students synthesize new knowledge, apply previous knowledge, or gain experience managing the workflow. Practical experience is simultaneously related to theory. Close and/or direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional (faculty or preceptor), generally in a clinical setting. Clinical education is an unpaid learning experience. 288 clinical hours

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Last updated: 06/29/2017