Department of Otorhinolaryngology (ENT)

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The Department of Otorhinolaryngology (ENT) ensures the study base for students studying medicine and dentistry at RSU.

Study course: Otorhinolaryngology (ENT)
Term: 7th semester
Study course programme manager: Professor Jānis Sokolovs, MD, PhD. 
Credit points: 1
ECTS: 1.5
Academic structural unit: Department of Otorhinolaryngology
13 Pilsoņu Street, Block 11, Phone: +371 67615148
Study course category: B (compulsory elective)
Language of instruction: Latvian or English

Description and aim of the study subject: The aim of the course is to educate students and provide them with knowledge of the role of otorhinolaryngology in a general pathology, to acquaint students with diseases, clinical symptoms, current diagnostics, treatment and prophylaxis in ENT and to give necessary skills in the clinical examination of the ENT organs.

Throughout the course students will master:

  • Clinical anatomy of external, middle and internal ear, age peculiarities and their role in the development of ear diseases and complications; physiology of the hearing and vestibular system; examination methods of the ear; radiological examination; complications of ear diseases, treatment.
  • The clinical anatomy, physiology, investigation methods of nose and paranasal sinuses. Diseases, their complications, treatment.
  • Clinical anatomy, physiology, lymphatic structure of the pharynx. Examination methods, diseases, their complications, treatment.
  • Clinical anatomy, physiology, examination methods of the larynx, diseases, their complications (acute and chronic stenosis, tracheotomy), treatment.
  • Anatomy of the trachea and esophagi, examination methods, foreign bodies, chemical burns.

 

Preliminary knowledge required: Anatomy, physiology, pathology, acoustics, topographic anatomy and general surgery. Recommended knowledge in radiology, oncology, infectious diseases, dentistry, neurology, and physical medicine. 

Study results:

  • Knowledge: Knowledge acquired throughout the study process about the content of the study course - clinical anatomy, aetiology, pathogenesis, clinical symptoms, diagnostics and treatment of diseases of frequent occurrence, traumatic lesions, tumours.
  • Skills and requirements: As a result of mastering the study course students will be able to examine ENT organs, they will have acquired skills for assessing severity of diseases, and they will be able to make primary diagnosis, and advise patients to specialists, providing them with the right treatment, as well as first aid in cases of emergency.

 

Assessment methods: Study subject tests - examination in practical examination of ENT organs with instruments, patient examination, discussions of diseases, medical history, test procedures, case studies, and participation in classes. At the end of the course MCQ examination.

Reading:

- Compulsory literature:

  • Cummings: Otolaryngology: Head & Neck Surgery, 4th ed., 2005 Mosby, Inc.
  • Colour Atlas of ENT Diagnosis, Tony R. Bull, 2003
  • Paediatric Otolaryngology. sec. Ed Bluestone Stool I-II vol. 2003
  • European Position Paper on Rhinosinusiti and Nasal Polyps. W. Fokkens, V. Lund, C. Bachert. P. Clement, P. Hellings, M. Halmstrom, N. Jones, L. Kalagjera, D. Kennedy, M. Kawalski, H. Malmberg, I. Mullol, D. Passalis, H. Stammberger, P. Stierna. Blackwell Munksgaard. Allergy 2005.
  • Colour Atlas of ENT Diagnosis. Fourth ed. Tony R. Bull, FRSC 2003
  • Basic Otorhinolaryngology. A Step-by-Step Learning Guide. R. Probst, MD, H. Iro, MD.
  • Bull P.D. Lecture Notes on Diseases of the Ear, Nose and Throat, 9th ed. Blackwell Science Ltd, 2002, p. 719
  • Onerci T. Diagnosis in Otolaryngology: An Illustrated Guide. Springer Verlag, 2009, p. 184

- Additional literature:

  • Sobol S. E., Samadi D. S., Kazahaya K., Tom L. W. "Trends in the Management of Paediatric Chronic Sinusitis: Survey of the American Society of Paediatric Otolaryngology". Laryngoscope 2005, 115-78-80
  • Stamm A. "Extended endoscopic skull base surgery". In The Penn International Rhinology Course. Philadelphia 2004
  • Andrew J. McWharter. "Tracheostomy: Timing and Techniques. Current Opinion in Otolaryngology" Head & Neck Surgery. 2003, 11: 473-479

Recommended websites:

 


 

Study course: Otorhinolaryngology (ENT)
Term: 7th semester
Study course programme manager: Professor Jānis Sokolovs, MD, PhD. 
Credit points: 1
ECTS: 1.5
Academic structural unit: Department of Otorhinolaryngology
13 Pilsoņu Street, Block 11, Phone: +371 67615148
Study course category: B (compulsory elective)
Language of instruction: Latvian or English

Description and aim of the study subject: The aim of the course is to educate students and provide them with knowledge of the role of otorhinolaryngology in a general pathology, to acquaint students with ear, throat and nose diseases, particularly with ear pathology, oncology, emergency cases and paediatric ENT diseases, their clinical symptoms, current diagnostics, treatment and prophylaxis in ENT, and to provide them with necessary skills in the clinical examination of ENT organs.

Preliminary knowledge required: Compulsory knowledge of ENT organ anatomy, physiology, pathology, acoustics, topographic anatomy and general surgery. Recommended knowledge in radiology, oncology, infectious diseases, dentistry, neurology, physical medicine. 

Study results:

  • Knowledge: Knowledge acquired throughout the study process about the content of the study course - clinical anatomy, aetiology, pathogenesis, clinical symptoms, diagnostics and treatment of diseases of frequent occurrence, traumatic lesions, tumours - emphasizing ENT organs in relation to dental diseases.
  • Skills and requirements: As a result of mastering the study course students will be able to examine ENT organs, they will have acquired skills for assessing severity of diseases, and they will be able to make primary diagnosis, and advise patients to specialists, providing them with the right treatment, as well as first aid in cases of emergency.

 

Assessment methods: Study subject tests - examination in practical examination of ENT organs with instruments, patient examination, discussions of diseases, medical history, test procedures, case studies, and participation in classes. At the end of the course - differential test.

Reading:

- Compulsory literature:

  • Cummings: Otolaryngology: Head & Neck Surgery, 4th ed., 2005 Mosby, Inc.
  • Colour Atlas of ENT Diagnosis, Tony R. Bull, 2003
  • Paediatric Otolaryngology. sec. Ed Bluestone Stool I-II vol. 2003
  • European Position Paper on Rhinosinusiti and Nasal Polyps. W. Fokkens, V. Lund, C. Bachert. P. Clement, P. Hellings, M. Halmstrom, N. Jones, L. Kalagjera, D. Kennedy, M. Kawalski, H. Malmberg, I. Mullol, D. Passalis, H. Stammberger, P. Stierna. Blackwell Munksgaard. Allergy 2005.
  • Colour Atlas of ENT Diagnosis. Fourth ed. Tony R. Bull, FRSC 2003
  • Basic Otorhinolaryngology. A Step-by-Step Learning Guide. R. Probst, MD, H. Iro, MD.
  • Bull P.D. Lecture Notes on Diseases of the Ear, Nose and Throat, 9th ed. Blackwell Science Ltd, 2002, p. 719
  • Onerci T. Diagnosis in Otolaryngology: An Illustrated Guide. Springer Verlag, 2009, p. 184

- Additional literature:

  • Sobol S. E., Samadi D. S., Kazahaya K., Tom L. W. "Trends in the Management of Paediatric Chronic Sinusitis: Survey of the American Society of Paediatric Otolaryngology". Laryngoscope 2005, 115-78-80
  • Stamm A. "Extended endoscopic skull base surgery". In The Penn International Rhinology Course. Philadelphia 2004
  • Andrew J. McWharter. "Tracheostomy: Timing and Techniques. Current Opinion in Otolaryngology" Head & Neck Surgery. 2003, 11: 473-479

Recommended websites: