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2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


SURG-233 The Art of Teamwork in Surgery 3

This course will introduce student to the principles of Human Factors science as applied to the system of care, teaching them about the skills needed to function effectively and safely in teams in a modern surgical environment. The course will cover the background psychology of interpersonal interactions and the evidence from other industries on the barriers to safe and effective team communication and cooperation. Students will develop their teamwork and communication skills, explore the principles of hierarchy and power distance, personal styles and coping strategies, situational awareness, secure communications loops, use of checklists and standard operating procedures, how to deal with team dysfunction, leadership, follower-ship, effective briefing and debriefing, models of risk and error in health care, and the principles of risk minimization in systems involving humans.
Prerequisites: SURG-229  , SURG-230  
Offered: Fall, Spring
Faculty Permission Required
Fee - Course/Program (F) $50.00