SURG1442 Surgical Procedures I

Course Description

This course will enable students to understand various types of surgical procedures. Students will accomplish this by studying surgical anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology and the preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative processes as they relate to each type of surgery. Students will relate the knowledge learned in previous theory courses to specific surgical procedures. The types of surgeries to be studied will include General, Obstetrics and Gynecological, Genitourinary, Otorhinolaryngologic Orthopedic, Ophthalmic, Neurosurgery, Cardiothoracic and Peripheral Vascular. This course will also enable students to seek employment. Students will write a letter of application and a resume and follow-up letter. Students will practice for an interview.

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • Correlate the relevant surgical anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology to the surgical procedure.
  • Explain diagnostic interventions that are utilized for obtaining a diagnosis.
  • Discuss specific factors including tissue replacement materials that are unique to the surgical procedure.
  • List the supplies, equipment and instrumentation needed for the procedure.
  • Explain the correct order of steps taken during the surgical procedure.
  • Discuss the postoperative care of the patient according to the procedure.
  • List the wound classification and correlate to wound management.
  • Identify surgical procedures according to specialties including General, Obstetrics and Gynecological, Genitourinary, Otorhinolaryngologic Orthopedic, Ophthalmic, Neurosurgery, Cardiothoracic and Peripheral Vascular. See addendum for content of each specialty.
  • Demonstrate interview techniques and prepare personal resume, cover letter and follow-up letter.

Prerequisite

Please see eServices for section availability and current pre-req/test score requirements for this course.

6 credits: 6 lectures / presentations, 0 lab, 0 other