Otolaryngology

Courses

OTO 600S General Otolaryngology 3.0 Credits

This course introduces students to basic concepts in diagnoses and treatments of common ear, nose and throat disorders as well as emergent conditions encountered frequently. It includes didactic training in infectious diseases of the head and neck, sudden deafness, epistaxis ear ache, sore throat and other maladies. This course includes lectures and individually supervised clinical encounters.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

OTO 601S Otology 3.0 Credits

The student is introduced to embryologic development, anatomy, physiology and functions of the external, middle and internal ear. Concepts in the diagnosis and treatment of common pathologic conditions of the ear including hearing loss, dizziness, tinnitus, otitis extema, otitis media, chronic ear disease, mastoiditis, cholesteatoma, labyrinthitis, otosclerosis, sudden deafness and congential conditions are addressed. It includes didactic training I facial nerve and 8th cranial nerve function and abnormalities, autoimmune training in facial nerve and 8th cranial nerve function and abnormalities, autoimmune.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

OTO 602S Head and Neck Oncology 3.0 Credits

This course introduces the stend to the biology, pathology, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of head and neck neoplastic disease. It includes didactic training in radiation therapy, immunotherapy, chemotherapy and surgery; combined use, indications and contraindications of treatment with an emphasis on acute management and long-term follow up. Tumor classification according to the American Joint Commission Guidelines will be covered. Complications of treatment and non-treatment including carotid artery.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

OTO 603S Pediatric Otolaryngology, Introduction 3.0 Credits

This course contains essential information for post-doctoral training (post-M.D. or D.O.) necessary for specializtion, and as core knowledge for an academic physician in otolaryngology.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

OTO 604S Journal Club in Otolaryngology 1.0 Credit

This course is intended to introduce students to critical analysis of published literature. Articles will be assigned in advance and discussed in journal club. The articles will be selected by faculty. Some will be chosen for excellence. Others will be chosen for flaws in scientific design that cast doubt on their validity and probably should have precluded their publication. Students will take turns presenting papers and critiquing them, with the guidance of faculty.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 5 times for 5 credits

OTO 605S Laryngology – Voice, Introduction 3.0 Credits

This course introduces the student to current concepts in anatomy and physiology of phonation, techniques for history and physical examination in patients with voice complaints and common diagnoses and treatments in patients with voice disorders. Voice therapy is introduced. The course includes didactic lectures and individually supervised clinical encounters.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

OTO 606S Laryngology – Voice, Advanced 3.0 Credits

This course introduces the student to advanced concepts in voice management including objective voice assessment, strobovideolaryngoscopy, high-speed laryngeal imaging and related technology. Avenues for voice research also are discussed. Advanced office-based care is included, including indirect laryngeal surgery, office-based laser surgery, EMG guided Botulinum Toxin injection and other techniques.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: OTO 605S

OTO 607S Laryngology – Swallowing 3.0 Credits

The student is introduced to anatomy and physiology of deglutition, as well as diagnoses and treatments of swallowing disorders. Techniques addressed include functional endoscopic evaluation of swallowing and sensory function (FEESST), three-phase barium swallow, transnasal esophagoscopy and esophageal manometry, among others.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

OTO 608S Temporal Bone Dissection 3.0 Credits

This intensive, hands-on course includes didactic lectures, evaluation of histology and imaging studies, and extensive supervised cadaver dissection. All students will complete a variety of cadaver dissections including mastoidectomy, translabyrinthine craniotomy, middle fossa approach to the internal auditory canal, stapedectomy, cochlear implantation and others.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

OTO 609S Neurotology 3.0 Credits

This course is designed to introduce the student to conditions of the inner ear and ear-brain interface. Didactic lectures introduce concepts in the diagnosis and treatment of vertigo, tinnitus, autoimmune inner ear disease, Meniere’s syndrome, cochlear otosclerosis, sudden deafness, acoustic neuroma and other tumors of the ear and cerebellopontine angle. The student will learn techniques for history and physical examination, evaluation of diagnostic testing, histology and imaging studies. Surgical management of patients with neurotological disorders will be introduced in didactic courses.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: OTO 601S

OTO 610S Audiology 3.0 Credits

The student is introduced to anatomy and physiology of hearing and balance as well as tests used in diagnosis and treatment of disorders of hearing and balance. Techniques addressed include audiogram, tympanograms, otoacoustic emission, brainstem evoked response audiogram (ABR), Electronystagmogram (ENG), computerized dynamic posturography (CDP), rotary chair testing, electroneuronography (ENoG), electrocorticogram (ECoG), vestibular-evoked myogenic potential (VEMP), tinnitus matching and masking, and central auditory processing testing.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

OTO 611S Endocrine Surgery 3.0 Credits

This course introduces the student to concepts in the diagnosis and treatment of common disorders of the thyroid, parathyroid and pituitary glands. Techniques include serologic testing, imaging studies, nuclear medicine studies, FNA cytology and biopsy. Didactic lectures address autoimmune, malignant and non-malignant disorders, as well as chronic and emergent management of endocrine pathologies.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

OTO 612S Allergy and Immunology 3.0 Credits

This course introduces the student to the diagnosis and treatment of allergic and immunologic disorders of the ear, nose, throat, head and neck. Basic science and principles of the various components of the immune system are presented. Techniques addressed include skin testing, RAST testing and serologic testing.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

OTO 613S Radiology of the Head and Neck 3.0 Credits

This course introduces students to the physics of and indications for imaging of the head and neck. Emphasis is placed on computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, magnetic resonance angiography, arteriography and ultrasound. The course also includes nuclear imaging SPECT and PET.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

OTO 614S Pathology and Histology 3.0 Credits

The student is introduced to pathologic and histologic diagnoses of surgical pathology of the head and neck. This hands-on course includes didactic lectures and evaluation of pathology specimens and microscopic slide analysis.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

OTO 615S Pediatric Otolaryngology, Advanced 3.0 Credits

This course is tailored to introduce students to the diagnosis and treatment of complexly and/or critically ill children. Didactic lectures include pediatric cancer, rare childhood disease, pediatric HIV and AIDS, congenital abnormalities and prematurity, with emphasis on acute, chronic and emergent care.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: OTO 603S

OTO 616S Otolaryngology Practice 3.0 Credits

This course focuses on practice management issues for the otolaryngologist including procedural terminology and coding, patient registration, surgical scheduling, precertification, documentation of services, legal issues including contract law and privacy issues. Economic issues and practice building will also be covered in didactic lectures. A special emphasis is placed on academic practice.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

OTO 617S Research Methodology and Publication 3.0 Credits

This introductory course focuses on the fundamentals of basic clinical research and research involving human subjects. Institutional, state and federal laws and regulations are covered. A special focus is placed on clinical relevance, research design and publication of research.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

OTO 618S Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 3.0 Credits

The student is introduced to the basic concepts of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. Didactic training in rhinoplasty, open reduction internal fixation of frontal sinus fractures, mandibular, malar, orbital and maxillary fractures, blepharoplasty, rhytidectomy, orbital decompression, local flap closure, MOHS reconstructive surgery, techniques and facial reanimation procedures and other topics are included.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

OTO 619S Sleep Disorders 3.0 Credits

This course introduces the student to the pathophysiology, evaluation and treatment of snoring, upper airway resistance syndrome and obstructive sleep apnea. Testing techniques, treatment options and outcomes assessment are included.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

OTO 620S Taste and Smell 3.0 Credits

Didactic instruction introduces the student to the pathophysiology, evaluation and treatment of patients with disorders of taste and smell. Emphasis is placed on issues including nutrition and quality of life, and especially on current diagnostic technology and research potentials.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

OTO 621S Rhinosinusology 3.0 Credits

This course introduces the student to anatomy and physiology of the nose, and a variety of techniques for evaluation of the nose and sinuses. Direct examination, nasal endoscopy, open sinus surgery and functional endoscopic sinus surgery are stressed. Variations and infectious diseases involving those in paranasal sinuses are included.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

OTO 622S Bronchoesophagology 3.0 Credits

This course introduces the student to anatomy and diagnostic techniques for disorders of the larynx, trachea, bronchial tree and esophagus. Pathophysiology of a wide variety of disorders is included. This course is intended to provide the foundation for surgical training in flexible and rigid endoscopy.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

OTO 700S General Otolaryngologic Surgery 6.0 Credits

General otolaryngology trains the student in surgical procedures common in general otolaryngologic practice. These include, among others, septoplasty, tonsillectomy, adenoidectomy, uvulopalatopharyngoplasty and other surgery for sleep disorders, submandibular gland resection, and resection of skin lesions of the head and neck. The student will learn the names of all instruments, surgical reasoning and strategy, and will develop competence in surgical techniques, demonstrated by the ability to perform the procedures under supervision.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

OTO 701S Otologic Surgery 6.0 Credits

Supervised training in microsurgical techniques including middle ear and mastoid surgery is provided. Procedures will include myringotomy, tympanoplasty, ossiculoplasty, stapedectomy, tympanomastoidectomy and others. The student will learn the names of all instruments, surgical reasoning and strategy, and will develop competence in surgical techniques, demonstrated by the ability to perform the procedures under supervision.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

OTO 702S Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery 6.0 Credits

This course requires mastery of surgery for cancer of the head and neck including glossectomy, mandibulectomy, laryngectomy, modified radical neck dissection, radical neck dissection, flap reconstruction and related procedures. The student will learn the names of all instruments, surgical reasoning and strategy, and will develop competence in surgical techniques, demonstrated by the ability to perform the procedures under supervision.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

OTO 703S Pediatric Otolaryngologic Surgery 6.0 Credits

Pediatric otolaryngology trains the student in management of common and specialized otolaryngologic problems involving children. Common problems include pediatric approach to tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy, septoplasty, and direct laryngoscopy. This course of training also includes more complex issues including congenital malformations of the face, head and neck, benign and malignant neoplasms of the head and neck, pediatric airway disorders and bronchotracheal reconstruction. Pediatric cochlearimplantation also may be included. The student will learn the names of all instruments, surgical reasoning and strategy, and will develop competence in surgical techniques, demonstrated by the ability to perform the procedures under supervision.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

OTO 704S Neurotologic Surgery 6.0 Credits

This course involves advanced otologic surgery including cochlear implantation, translabyrinthine and middle cranial fossa approaches to the internal auditory canal for resection of ear-brain interface tumors, skull base surgery, facial nerve reanastomosis and related procedures. This also includes acquisition of knowledge about lumbar drainage, management of cerebral spinal fluid leaks and other issues common to neurotological surgery. The student will learn the names of all instruments, surgical reasoning and strategy, and will develop competence in surgical techniques, demonstrated by the ability to perform the procedures under supervision.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

OTO 705S Laryngologic Surgery 6.0 Credits

Laryngology includes knowledge of the special microsurgical techniques required for delicate surgical management of benign and malignant disorders of the larynx. It includes microdirect laryngoscopy, techniques for vocal fold injection, injection medialization, use of cold instruments, appropriate laser use and safety, and other surgical techniques. The student will learn the names of all instruments, surgical reasoning and strategy, and will develop competence in surgical techniques, demonstrated by the ability to perform the procedures under supervision.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

OTO 706S Rhinologic Surgery 6.0 Credits

The hands-on training in rhinological surgery includes complex septoplasty, repair of nasal fracture, extensive nasal turbinate surgery, rhinotomy, transnasal approaches to the sphenoid sinus and other complex rhinologic procedures. The student will learn the names of all instruments, surgical reasoning and strategy, and will develop competence in surgical techniques, demonstrated by the ability to perform the procedures under supervision.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

OTO 707S Surgery of the Sinuses 6.0 Credits

Sinusology trains the otolaryngologic surgeon in external and functional endoscopic surgical approaches to the paranasal sinuses. It includes training in maxillary antrostomy, Caldwell-Luc, endoscopic surgery of the maxillary and ethmoid sinuses, external ethmoidectomy, intranasal and external frontal sinus procedures, and sphenoid sinus procedures. Special emphasis is placed on recognition and protection of the cribriform plate and four of the anterior cranial fossa. The student will learn the names of all instruments, surgical reasoning and strategy, and will develop competence in surgical techniques, demonstrated by the ability to perform the procedures under supervision.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

OTO 708S Bronchoesophagology 6.0 Credits

Bronchoesophagology provides training in flexible and rigid direct laryngoscopy, bronchoscopy and esophagoscopy. This also includes transnasal esophagoscopy and flexible and rigid endoscopic laser surgical techniques. The student will learn the names of all instruments, surgical reasoning and strategy, and will develop competence in surgical techniques, demonstrated by the ability to perform the procedures under supervision.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

OTO 709S Cosmetic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 6.0 Credits

The cosmetic and reconstructive surgery experience includes training in theory and practice of procedures such as rhinoplasty, blepheroplasty, rhytidectomy, chin implantation, skin resurfacing, regional free flaps, and may include training and free flap techniques. The student will learn the names of all instruments, surgical reasoning and strategy, and will develop competence in surgical techniques, demonstrated by the ability to perform the procedures under supervision.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

OTO T680S Special Topics in Otolaryngology 12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

OTO T780S Special Topics in Otolaryngology 12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

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