Exam in Otorhinolaryngology in English


Msc in Medicine

2,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Oral examination, 20 minutes under invigilation
Type of assessment details
20 minute oral exam, including discussion of the examinee's performance, with 20 minutes of preparation with a patient present as far as possible. Usually a patient is present and will be examined during examination.
Exam registration requirements


Without aids
Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
External censorship
Criteria for exam assessment

To obtain the grade 12 the student must demonstrate the following abilities:

As medical expert, as health advocate and as professional


  • 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.


  • 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


  • 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.


  • Category
  • Hours
  • Exam
  • 0,3
  • English
  • 0,3


Course number
2,5 ECTS
Programme level
Full Degree Master
Autumn And Spring
The Study Board for Medicine and Health Science
Contracting department
  • Department of Clinical Medicine
Contracting faculty
  • Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Course Coordinator
  • Preben Homøe   (4-7c7e747b4c7e7173757b7a7f766d7178786d7a703a7077)
Saved on the 04-04-2024

Are you BA- or KA-student?

Are you bachelor- or kandidat-student, then find the course in the course catalog for students:

Courseinformation of students