Optional Clinical Course in Otorhinolaryngology in English

Course content

The purpose of the course is to equip the student with theoretical and practical competencies enabling him or her to manage patients with oto-rhino-laryngological problems in A&E and general practice.

Education

Msc in Medicine

Learning outcome

At the end of the course the students are expected to know the following:

As medical expert, as health advocate and as professional

Knowledge

  • Explain the pathophysiology, including etiology and pathogenesis of common oto-rhino-laryngological diseases
  • Describe symptoms and specify test methods in the common oto-rhino-laryngological diseases
  • Explain the treatment options and prognosis of the common oto-rhino- laryngological diseases
  • Describe the epidemiology including risk factors and opportunities for prevention of the common oto-rhino- laryngological diseases
  • In detail describe an emergency tracheotomy (coniotomy) and an ordinary uncomplicated tracheotomy
  • Specifying the techniques for removing foreign bodies and treatment of epistaxis.
     

Skills

  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills in oto-rhino-laryngology and head and neck surgery at a level sufficient for taking up an introductory post and for specialty training in general medicine
  • Ability to independently perform basic specialty-oriented physical examinations focussing on the patient's symptom or complaint
  • Perform the basic examination methods of the specialty including:
    • Use of head torch
    • Otoscopy including Weber's and Rinne's test, whispered and speaking voice testing
    • Pneumatic otoscopy
    • Anterior rhinoscopy
    • Examination of the cavum oris incl. bimanual palpation
    • Indirect laryngoscopy
    • Palpation of the face and neck
    • Examine cranial nerve functions
    • Nystagamus using Bartels glasses
    • Dix-Hallpike manoeuvre
    • Balance specific neurological examinations (proprioception, fine motor skills and Romberg)
  • By inspection and palpation to detect fractures in the facial skeleton
  • Reading a simple audiogram and tympanogram
  • Be able to perform ear irrigation and fine-needle aspiration
     

Competencies

  • Independently diagnose and treat life- or function-threatening conditions within oto-rhino-laryngology and head and neck surgery
  • Diagnose and treat common acute and chronic diseases of the ear, nose, sinuses, cavum oris, pharynx, larynx and soft throat tissue
  • Diagnose and treat upper respiratory passage obstructions in children and adults.

Practical training in clinical departments, lectures and classroom instruction

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The course will be assessed by the "Exam in Otorhinolaryngology in English"

ECTS
2,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Course participation
Course certificate is achieved on the basis of satisfactory course participation.
Aid
All aids allowed
Marking scale
passed/not passed
Censorship form
No external censorship
Criteria for exam assessment

To obtain the assessment passed and thereby gain course certificate the student must demonstrate the following abilities at a sufficient level:

As medical expert, as health advocate and as professional

Knowlegde

  • Explain the pathophysiology, including etiology and pathogenesis of common oto-rhino-laryngological diseases
  • Describe symptoms and specify test methods in the common oto-rhino-laryngological diseases, including independently carry out the subject's basic research methods
  • Describe the epidemiology and opportunities for prevention of the common oto-rhino- laryngological diseases
  • Be familiar with ear irrigation, removal of foreign bodies, and fine-needle aspiration.
  • In detail describe an emergency tracheotomy (coniotomy) and an ordinary uncomplicated tracheotomy.
     

Skills

  • By inspection and palpation to detect fractures in the facial skeleton
  • Explain the treatment options and prognosis of the common oto-rhino- laryngological diseases.
     

Competencies

  • Diagnose and treat common acute and chronic diseases of the ear, nose, sinuses, cavum oris, pharynx, larynx and soft throat tissue
  • Diagnose and treat upper respiratory passage obstructions in children and adults.

 

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Lectures
  • 10
  • Class Instruction
  • 29
  • Preparation
  • 98
  • English
  • 137