2022 - 2023 Undergraduate Bulletin

Courses

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ST 101 Clinical Assisting 1 cr.  (3-0-2)
  • Offered: Fall Winter
This course is designed to orient the student to clinical environments, hospital organization and policies, and introduce the student to basic assisting terms and skills that are used in these environments. These skills include: patient indentification, patient's vital signs, communication skills, aseptic technique, and patient transfer and positioning techniques. Notes: Meets first four weeks of the semester.
ST 111 Basic Surgical Concepts and Techniques 3 cr.  (3-0-3)
  • Offered: Fall Winter
  • Prerequisites: ST 101 or permission from instructor.
An introduction to the fundamentals of operating room technique. It will address the physical/psychosocial aspects of the surgical patient and the team work needed among all members of the operating room to affect a positive outcome. After full explantions of the instuments used etc, the student will practice the perfect basic operating room skills. Notes: Meets the last 11 weeks of the semester.
ST 211 General Surgical Procedures 4 cr.  (3-0-3)
  • Offered: Winter
  • Prerequisites: ST 111.
This course builds upon the concepts in ST 111 and includes the theory and practice for general, gynecology, obstetrics, genitourinary, otorhinolaryngology, endoscopy and orthopaedic surgical procedures. Emphasis on procedural steps, specialized equipment, instrumentation and specific anatomical and physiological characteristics will be applied to each surgical specialty.
ST 212 Specialty Surgical Proc and Pharmacology 4 cr.  (3-0-2)
  • Offered: Fall
  • Prerequisites: ST 111.
This course begins with pharmacology and then expands on the concepts of ST 111. It includes theory and practice for the following specialties: cardiovascular, thoracic, peripheral vascular, neurologic, oral, ophthalmic, plastic, reconstructive, pediatric and geriatric. Emphasis on procedural steps; specific anatomical and physiological characteristics will be applied to each of these specialties. Lab meets only the last 11 weeks.
ST 220 Issues and Seminar for Surgical Technology 2 cr.  (2-0-0)
  • Offered: Summer
  • Prerequisites: ST 111.
This course covers the development of personal/professional relationships in the operating room. Concerns of credentialing, continuing education and membership in the professional society; legal, moral, ethical, and liability scenarios; current trends, opportunities and preparation for employment; and basic concepts of physics, electricity and robotics will all be included and explored.
ST 250 Clinical Practice 2 cr.
  • Offered: Summer
  • Graded: S/U
  • Prerequisites: Admission into the surgical technology program and completion of the following courses with a "C" or better: CLS 109, CLS 204, ST 101, ST 211, ST 212, BI 207 and BI 208.

ST 250 and 260 represent the Surgical Technology Practicum. Together these courses represent a full-time commitment of a 500-hour, 21-week supervised practicum at various affiliated hospital sites. Grading is on an S/U basis.

ST 260 Surgical Technology Practicum 14 cr.
  • Offered: Fall Winter
  • Prerequisites: Admission into the Surgical Technology program and completion of the following courses with a "C" or better: CLS 109, CLS 204, ST 101, ST 211, ST 212, BI 207 and BI 208.

ST 250 and 260 represent the Surgical Technology Practicum. Together these courses represent a full-time commitment of a 500-hour, 21-week supervised practicum at various affiliated hospital sites. Grading is on a S/U basis.

ST 360 Advance Practice for Surgical Technologists 2-16 cr.
  • Offered: Fall Winter Summer
  • Prerequisites: Must be a certified surgical technologist (CST) in order to pursue a bachelor’s degree in clinical health science with two years’ experience in the field of surgical technology (with proof of employment) and advanced cardiac life support training (ACLS). A minimum of 2.5 in the major and NMU cumulative GPA.

Designed to give certified surgical technologists a full-time practicum experience in one or several advanced practice areas. Depending on the student’s goals, experiences desired and available internship slots, credit may be variable and range from 2 to 16 credits.