AHS 122 COURSE SYLLABUS
LECTURE AND LAB
1 LECTURE: Preoperative preparation of the patient, Pre-op chart and transportation of the patient.
LAB: Starting a case/transportation of the patient
2 LECTURE: Surgical Positioning: Principles and Precautions/Duties of a Circulator
LAB: OR Table and Parts
3 LECTURE: Surgical Skin Preparation
LAB: Positioning of the patient
4 LECTURE: Incisions I
LAB: Skin Preps
5 LECTURE: Incisions II/Duties of a Scrub
LAB: Vital Signs
6 LECTURE: Surgical Draping/Introduction to Anesthesia
LAB: Practical #I
7 LECTURE: Local Anesthesia
LAB: Surgical Draping
8 LECTURE: General Anesthesia
LAB: Vials and syringes
9 LECTURE: Implants/Transplants
10 LECTURE: OR Records/Death in the OR
11 LECTURE: Hemostasis/Introduction to Endoscopy
LAB: Practical #II
12 LECTURE: Cavity Endoscopy
13 LECTURE: Lower Endoscopy
LAB: Care of Specimens
14 LECTURE: Integrated Health Practices/Fractures/Casting
LAB: Surgical Dressings
15 LECTURE: Radioactive X-ray Procedures/Routine Post-op Care
LAB: Emergency Procedures/Casting
Tour X-Ray Department
Each week’s clinical practice will relate to the corresponding lecture material and will be applied after lab instruction and practice.
In addition to the Ambulatory Surgery Unit Operating Room, students will tour an X-ray Department the last week in the semester.
Students are assigned to a supervised mandatory practice laboratory for a period of 1 hr. 15 min. per week. In addition, extra tutorial assistance maybe arranged as needed.