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Course Descriptions

SGT 202 - Specialty Surgical Procedures

10 Credits

This course presents orientation to specific surgical procedures including plastic and reconstructive surgery, ophthalmic surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, neurosurgery, thoracic surgery, cardiac surgery and peripheral vascular surgery with related surgical anatomy and pathophysiology and specialty instrumentation. Special considerations for pediatric surgery will be explored. Clinical practice will employ advanced surgical interventions. Current CPR certification for the professional rescuer is required.

Prerequisite(s): BIO 235 and SGT 201, all with a grade of C or better. Co-requisite(s):: SGT 210

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Describe the relevant anatomy and physiology for surgical procedures involving: a) the skin and its underlying tissues (Plastic & Reconstructive procedures) b) the eye (Ophthalmic procedures) c) the oral cavity, the face and cranium (oral/maxillofacial procedures) d) the neurological system (Neurosurgery) e) the respiratory system (Thoracic procedures) f) the cardiovascular system (Cardiac procedures) g) the peripheral vascular system (Peripheral Vascular procedures)
2. Describe pathologies requiring surgical intervention and terminology for identified surgical procedures.
3. Identify special preoperative diagnostic procedures and preparations for identified surgical procedures.
4. Identify the instruments, supplies, and medications used for identified surgical procedures.
5. Explain the procedures, preparations, preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative care for identified surgical procedures.
6. Discuss potential complications of the identified surgical procedures and identify appropriate actions for management of complications.
7. Describe the relevant anatomy and physiology of the pediatric patient between birth and age 12, identify congenital surgical abnormalities, explain different surgical diseases that occur at different stages of pediatrics
8. Participate in the first scrub and second scrub roles in a variety of surgical procedures.

Course Offered Spring

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Spring Semester 2022
Summer Session 2022