Updated on May 15, 2023.

OTOL*801K. Intro to Otolaryngology. Over a 1-week period, the student will rotate with a different subspecialty team daily to gain an overview of the specialty.  1 s.h.

OTOL*850. Otolaryngology Primary Ca ASE. This course is an introduction to the evaluation and management of diseases of the head and neck. Students attend a clinically oriented lecture series, participate in the outpatient clinics and have closely supervised inpatient responsibility. 2.5 or 5.0 variable credit hours.

OTOL*851. Otolaryngology Externship ASE. Intensive clinical experience in otolaryngology head and neck surgery. The student is given direct responsibility for inpatient care and is expected to participate in the operating room (under the personalized instruction of the attending staff). 5 s.h.

OTOL*855. Otolaryngology ASE. This two week rotation is an introduction to the evaluation and management of diseases of the ear, nose, throat, and head and neck. Student will work with attending physician in the office and surgery suite. Emphasis upon the diagnosis and management of otitis media, chronic sinusitis, adenotonsillar hyperthrophy, hearing loss, and common neck masses in adults and children. 2.5 s.h.

OTOL*860. Head & Neck Surg Onc Ext ASE. This course is an introduction to the evaluation and management of tumors of the head and neck. Students will function as an acting extern and will be responsible for learning the outpatient and inpatient care of patients with tumors of the head and neck. The student will be comfortable with the full head and neck exam, diagnostic evaluation, and perioperative management of head and neck tumor patients. 5 s.h.

OTOL*880J. Otolaryngology Overview. At the completion of this clinical rotation, students will be able to: 1. Know / demonstrate the essential components of a thorough head and neck history- taking and physical examination 2. Understand and discuss the applied anatomy of the face, ear, nose/sinuses, mouth, pharynx, larynx and neck 3. Gain exposure to patients with various common head and neck pathologies including otitis media, vertigo, rhinitis, epistaxis, sinusitis, pharyngitis, tonsillitis, stridor, dysphagia, dysphonia, facial trauma, and head & neck tumors/defects. 4. Recognize and describe symptoms suggestive of head and neck malignancies; and recognize abnormal exam findings of the oral cavity and pharynx, including malignant lesions and lesions suspicious for malignancy. 5. Provide a differential diagnosis of a patient with a neck mass. 6. Describe the diagnostic workup of a patient with head and neck cancer. 7. Describe some options for reconstructing a variety of head and neck defects resulting from trauma, congenital anomalies or cancer resections. 8. Describe the clinical aspects and develop differential diagnoses for hearing loss & vertigo; understand basic audiologic tests. 9. Describe common causes of hoarseness in adults and in children 10. List the differential diagnosis for stridor and be familiar with emergent and long-term airway management techniques. 11. Understand basic speech and swallowing principles and evaluations. 12. Describe the work-up and treatments of common childhood ear, nose, and throat diseases 13. Describe some basic aesthetic principles of facial plastic & reconstructive surgery 14. List the common causes of rhinorrhea and nasal obstruction 15. Define acute and chronic rhinosinusitis, and describe the work-up and treatment options. 16. Understand indications for Otolaryngologic consultation 17. Observe various Oto-HNS surgical procedures, including endoscopic sinus surgery, tonsillectomy, pressure equalization tube insertions, laryngoscopy and cancer resections and reconstructive surgeries. 2.5 s.h.

OTOL*886J. Otolaryngology. This two week selective offers the third year student an overview of Otolaryngology for the student who may be interested in ENT as a career or the student in primary care who desires a deeper knowledge of ENT diseases. Students will work with local ENT doctors at AnMed Health Medicus ENT, 1655 East Greenville Street, Anderson. 2.5 s.h.

OTOL*890J. Otolaryngology Overview. This is a 4-week, 5 credit Junior Selective course. Over 4 weeks, the student will rotate on the Head and Neck team and other subspecialty teams to gain an overview of the specialty. 5.0 s.h.

OTOL*900A. Otolaryngology Elective. This rotation includes all non-MUSC pre-approved electives for 4th year students. 2.5 or 5.0 variable credit hours.

OTOL*900E. Otolaryngology Externship. This rotation includes all non-MUSC pre-approved externships for 4th year students. 2.5 or 5.0 variable credit hours.

OTOL*970E. Otolaryngology Research. Individualized research. 2.5 or 5.0 variable credit hours.