The instructional design for the Urology Technician program consolidated courses are group paced and group lockstep. The Urology Technician program provides Navy enlisted personnel with a basic knowledge of a urology technician. As space is available, Air Force enlisted personnel may also attend the program. The program provides both simulated and clinical training in various aspects of urological care. Subjects include: embryology, anatomy and physiology of the genitourinary system, genitourinary cancers, radiology and laboratory procedures, and surgical and clinical procedures. Sailors and Airmen prepare to function as clinical and surgical technicians to a urologist or a physician health care provider serving as an urologist in a clinical setting. Students are trained to assist with the management of urology clinics, assist the physician in treatment of patients with urologic conditions or injuries, provide pre-operative and post-operative care specific to the specialty, and assist in minor surgery. Outcomes based practice, performance improvement, and safety techniques are emphasized throughout the program. The program consists of lectures, group activities, demonstrations, hands-on instruction and clinical practice, and may include computer-based or blended learning opportunities. Performance tests and computerized or written examinations are used to assess accumulation and retention of knowledge and skills. Instruction and practice in urological procedures, patient care, and a mock radiological procedures prepare students to transition to a clinical setting. Students conduct supervised practice in the operating room with emphasis on procedures common to the urology specialty, and in the clinic with emphasis on clinic procedures and administration management.
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Urology Surgical Service Apprentice
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School Code 083
The Urology Technician program prepares graduates to function as entry-level Urological Technicians while performing duties to facilitate the safe and effective conduct of urological procedures. The instructional design of this program’s courses is group-lock step.
The Urological Technician program is a consolidated program with two military services that has a two phase, field of study schedule. Resident training is first conducted at the METC and then the student transitions to clinical training that is conducted at military and/or civilian medical treatment facilities (MTF).
Upon initial entry to METC, students are provided formal education and training that develops them into entry-level Urological Technicians within fixed and deployable medical facilities.
Student’s studies will focus on the fundamental skills and knowledge of the following subjects to include, but are not limited to:
genitourinary embryology, anatomy and physiology of the genitourinary system, genitourinary diseases and disorders, cancers of the genitourinary system, urological radiology, urological laboratory studies and procedures, and urological surgical and clinical procedures.
This program prepares students to function as clinical and surgical assistants to an urologist, or a physician health care provider serving as an urologist in a clinical setting. Students are trained to assist with the management of urology clinics, assist the physician in treatment of patients with urologic condition or injuries and to provide pre-op and post-operative care specific to the specialty and assist in minor surgery.
Outcomes-based practice, performance improvement and safety techniques are emphasized throughout the program. Methods of instruction include, but are not limited to: lecture, demonstration, online materials, simulations, laboratory practice, and practical exercises. Quality control and safety techniques are emphasized throughout the program.
Clinical training provides students with clinical knowledge and hands-on experiential training which consists of clinical practicum in a MTF. The specific nature of this program is to train Urology Technician students in urology procedures including but not limited to: rotations within the urology department including the observation, assisting, and performing the following: minor procedures, minor diagnostic procedures, laboratory testing, and radiographic studies. Trainees will also be required to rotate to the main operating room to gain the necessary training by observing and assisting with urology surgical procedures.
Proficiency advancement in clinical applications is determined by the program director and clinical advisor/ coordinator on a case-by-case basis.
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