This course provides the student with an orientation to the surgi­cal technology profession and operating room theory. Principles and concepts associated with the professional aspects of surgical technology are presented. Foundational concepts such as the role of the surgical technologist, professional aspects, and medi­cal law will be covered .A theoretical overview will be given for introduction into: the surgical environment, biomedical sciences, aseptic techniques, sterilization and disinfection, instrumentation, equipment and supplies, wound healing and diagnostic proce­dures.

Prerequisites: BIO 163 – Essentials of Anatomy & Physiology or BIO 168/BIO 173 – Human Anatomy & Physiology I & II, HSC 114 – Medical Terminology

Corequisites: SUR 131 – Surgical Foundations Lab