1- Documentation in Surgery :

Aims of course are: 

1) Familiarize the student with the hospital file of  surgical patient. 

2) Introduce the main points needed in patient file. 

3) Familiarize the student with different types of consent for surgeries. 

4) Know what are the patient's rights through proper documentation. 

5) Get accounted haw to get medico-legal protection of the physician via documentation.

6) Learn haw to get experience from proper documentation.

2- Wound care Course


1- know the types of wounds. 

2- know how Wound healing occurs and factors affecting Wound healing. 

3- Have an idea about Wound management and definitive management of each type of wounds.

4- Have an idea about complications of Wound healing and how to manage them.

All of these aims aim at learning the students how to have a good healed Wound with no or minimal complications

3- Management of post operative complication course


1-understand the principles of patient management in the recovery phase immediately after surgery and in the ward

2-Classify postoperative complications

3- The ability to the minimize , recognize,and treat postoperative complications is one of the most important aspects of surgery

4- Think systematically(ABCDE)& know that early basic management saves lives

4- Early detection of malignant tumors 

Aims at knowing the following: 

1- What is meant by early detection of cancer? 

2- What are the components of early detection of cancer? 

3- The aim of early detection of cancer 

4- The early detection and screening programs 

5- Define the target population for early detection of frequent cancers 

6- What are the diseases suitable for screening? 

7- How to set priorities for early detection? 

8- How to choose between early diagnosis and screening? 

9- Early detection services and referral 

10- Address ethical aspects

5- Bedside surgical procedures


1- To know what is :A bedside procedure ( a procedure that is performed at the patient’s bedside.)

2- to know  what the conditions are amenable to a bedside procedure rather than a formal operating room setting.

3-To understand that how  bedside procedures can provide an efficient and effective treatment 

4- student on their surgical rotation, they will either assist with or perform several bedside procedures. Procedures, such as nasogastric tube (NGT) placement and incision and drainage (I&D) of abscesses, 

5-  To know   the most common examples of bedside procedures such as :

nasogastric tube (NGT) placement, Paracentesis,Lumbar puncture

Thoracentesis, Peripherally central catheter line insertion, Insertion of a urinary catheter

Incision and drainage procedures, Central line insertion .Biopsies (e.g., bone marrow biopsy), Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), Chest tube insertion, Endotracheal intubation

Blood transfusions, Drug administration services

6- Minimally invasive surgery 


1- definition of minimally invasive surgery 

2- laparoscopic set and instruments

3- how it is work & physiological changes 

4- preoperative preparations 

4- Contraindications of laparoscopic surgery

5- advantages of laparoscopic surgery 

6- complications of laparoscopic surgery 

7- laparoscopic cholecystectomy and laparoscopic appendectomy

7- Basics of pre-operation care 


1/ preoperative period definition 

2/different reasons of surgery

3/patient interview and nursing assessment 

4/review of different body systems and objective data

5/day of surgery preparation 

6/preoperative patient preparation

8- OR utilization and precautions


• Learn the definition of operating room utilization

• Understand what is underutilization and overutilization

• on-time case starts

• resource utilization

• operating room turnover times

• patient satisfaction.

• Sum up the factors that affect the optimum OR utilization

• Hints about the appropriate standard precautions

• Understand the principles of Team briefing and debriefing within WHO checklist

9- Patient circulation in surgery, (patient’s flow chart) 


1- to know and under stand the pathway of the patient in surgery department

2- steps of receiving surgical patient in ward.

3- Checklist of any associated morbidity, special needs, medications, previous operation, 

4- Any potential infectious diseases. Checklist

5- Preparation of the patient to surgery, check list 

6- Type of surgery according to accommodation, one day surgery or there will be hospital stay. 

7- At operative theater, time out 

8- Recording operative data, special notes, special requirements

9- clean pathway, infected pathway 

10- discharge of the patient.

10- Basic suturing techniques


1- To know Different needle types

2- To know Different sutures types

3- To know Different knots types

4- To be able to have good eye hand coordination

5- To be able to take simple knots