PAM 621: Surgery II

Course Description A continuation of PAM 620 and the second in a series considering topics in surgical subspecialties, providing students with the academic preparation to evaluate and manage patients with surgical conditions in a clinical setting. Areas covered are urology, cardiovascular surgery, pediatric surgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery, hand surgery, head and neck surgery, and transplant. Included is a practical session in suturing, knot tying, and sterile technique. Students learn about critical care management and how to function as members of a critical care team in the ICU, CCU, and NICU. Topics covered include basic physiologic needs of critical care patients, gas exchange kinetics and pathophysiology, management of multi-organ failure, burn trauma, and neonatal intensive care. An essential focus of the course is the development of skills in clinical reasoning, self-directed learning, teamwork, and communication. Emphasis is placed on the application of new medical/surgical knowledge to clinical situations.
Prerequisites PAM 620.
Credits 2