Surgical Assistant Program Course Sequence

 

Didactic Phase:  36 Credit Hours

Course # Course Name Credit Hours

Semester One
(August-December)

MSA-500 Medical Terminology for SA 2
MSA-501 Principles of Surgical Assisting - Part 1 4
MSA-503 Surgical Microbiology with lab 4
MSA-504 Advance Topics of Surgical Assisting - Part 1 1
MSA-506 Surgical Rounds 3
MSA-507 OR Precesses and Procedures 2
MSA-508 Minimally Invasive Surgery and Simulation Skills Lab 4
  Total 20

Semester Two
(January - May)

MSA-502 Principles of Surgical Assisting - Part 2 4
MSA-509 Clinical Anatomy for Health Professions 5
MSA-510 Pathophysiology: Mechanisms of Disease 4
MSA-511 Advanced Surgical Pharmacology 2
MSA-505 Advance Topics of Surgical Assisting - Part 2 1
  Total 16

 

Clinical Phase: 34 Credit Hours

Course #

Clinical Year

(May - May)

Credit Hours
MSAR-700#'s Eight 6-week Surgical Rotations
(3 credit hours each)
24
MSA-600 Trauma 2
MSA-601 Business of Surgical Assisting Services 3
MSA-602 Medical Ethics of Surgical Assisting 2
MSA-603 Capstone Project 3
  Total 34
 

Total Program Credit Hours

70