COURSES :: ME120.756 :: operating room sketching

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    Offered: First semester, second year
    Instructors: Gary P. Lees, Associate Professor, Lead Instructor
    Timothy H. Phelps, Associate Professor
    David A. Rini, Associate Professor
    Corinne Sandone, Associate Professor
    Credits: 3 Credits

    Introduction to operating room protocol, observation and recording of surgical procedures.

    COURSE objectives

  • Make accurate, reliable, and convincing operating room sketches.
  • Discuss observations and sketches with the surgeon and faculty.
  • Identify and sketch basic surgical techniques; sutures, specific instruments, routine incisions, and positions.
  • Know aseptic area and policy in the operating room.


  • Department collection of surgical instruments and suture materials.
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  • Hospital surgical suites
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    COURSE assignments

    See attached assignment sheet

    COURSE evaluation

  • 1:1 faculty - student interface
  • Critiques including sergeon input
  • Assignment grading
  • Surgical anatomy topic area presentation graded
  • Final grade


    See the following assignment sheet, OR Tour schedule, Faculty Rotation, and Departmental Calendar for the 2nd year students

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