SUR 519 – Surgical Technology Practicum

4 Credits

This course provides students the opportunity to attend practi­cum rotations in the various surgical specialties while scrubbing a variety of perioperative cases to build skills required for complex perioperative patient care. Emphasis is placed on improving their technical skills, critical thinking, speed, efficiency, and autonomy in the operative setting. The latter portion of this course provides the student with an opportunity to scrub in specialty areas as the 81 primary surgical technologist. Students will gain expertise in sterile technique, improve their anticipation of surgeon’s needs, and further increase their dexterity and speed. Emphasis is placed on preparing students for transition into the job market.