Surgical Technology (AHST)

AHST 101 - Introduction to Surgical Techn. 3 Credits.

Offered spring. Offered at Missoula College. Prereq., admission to the program. Provides an orientation to the scrub and circulatory roles of the surgical technologist in the preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative periods. Entry level skills and theories are emphasized.

AHST 115 - Surgical Lab I. 2 Credits.

Offered spring. Offered at Missoula College. Prereq., admission to the program. Demonstration of sterile technique in the campus lab, various skills and their application in the operating room.

AHST 154 - Surgical Pharmacology. 3 Credits.

Offered spring. Offered at Missoula College. Prereq., admission to the program, M 090. Basic overview of the medications that are commonly used before, during and after a surgical procedure.

AHST 164 - Micro for the Surg Tech. 3 Credits.

Offered at Missoula College.

AHST 191 - Special Topics. 1-9 Credits.

(R-9) Offered intermittently. Offered at Missoula College. Experimental offerings of visiting professors, experimental offerings of new courses, or one-time offerings of current topics.

AHST 200 - Operating Room Techniques. 5 Credits.

Offered autumn. Offered at Missoula College. Prereq., AHST 101, 115, and 154. Focus on the scrub and circulator roles of the surgical technologist in the preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative periods. More complex skills and theories; impact of new technologies in the 21 century st operating room.

AHST 201 - Surgical Procedures I. 4 Credits.

Offered autumn. Offered at Missoula College. Prereq., AHST 101. 115, and 154. A study of surgical procedures following the patient through the preoperative, intraoperative, and post-operative stages of specific surgical specialties.

AHST 202 - Surgical Procedures II. 5 Credits.

Offered at Missoula College. A study of surgical procedures following the patient through the preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative stage of CV/thoracic, orthopedic, neurological, and ophthalmic specialties.

AHST 215 - Surgical Lab II. 2 Credits.

Offered spring. Offered at Missoula College. Demonstration of more complex skills in the campus lab, including assistant circulating, and their application in the operating room.

AHST 250 - Surgical Clinical I. 4 Credits.

Offered autumn. Offered at Missoula College. Perioperative experience in the minor surgical procedure role through a supervised clinical hospital rotation.

AHST 251 - Surgical Clinical II. 5 Credits.

Offered spring. Offered at Missoula College. Perioperative experience in the major surgical procedure role through a supervised clinical hospital rotation.

AHST 298 - Surgical Internship. 5 Credits.

Offered spring. Offered at Missoula College. Capstone experience in the perioperative role in preparation for initial employment, increasing occupational awareness and professionalism. Students take call for emergency surgeries alongside experienced hospital staff.