This course builds on information acquired in the freshman fall course work. Surgical procedures are studied in a unit-by-unit basis according to surgical categories. Students are expected to research and review anatomy for each unit. Emphasis is placed on variations of principles as applied to surgery in different body parts, detailed study of instrumentation, and the technologist’s role in each procedure. Pharmacology and drugs related to specialties will also be studied.
Prerequisite: Admission to Surgical Technology Program, C or better in AHLT110G, SURG115G, SURG118G, SURG119G and BIOL110G. Co-requisites: SURG116G, SURG122G, BIOL120G and ENGL110G or ENGL111G.