Courses

OTOL4801

Otolaryngology Acting Internship
4 Credits Intramural
Instructors: Dr. Kellman, 315 464-4636, and Staff
Prerequisites: None
Maximum Number of Students: 3
Periods Offered: 1-12
Weekly Activities: Lectures, seminars and conferences, inpatient and outpatient contacts, night call.
Elective Description: In-depth care of both inpatients and outpatients on the Otolaryngology Service. Increasing patient care responsibilities and supervised minor surgical techniques are emphasized. Management of head and neck trauma along with reconstructive care of patients with malignancies are also taught to the student. Moreover, the student participates in all judgments regarding patients seen with communicative disorders such as hearing loss, dysphonia, etc.
Reading: Reading list available.
Criteria for Evaluation of Performance: Patient work-ups, seminar and conference presentations.
Is Performance Discussed With Student: Yes, during and at the end of course.

OTOL4803

Research Elective in the Communicative Sciences
4 Credits Intramural
Instructors: Drs. L. Malmgren and M. Lyon 315 464-5573
Prerequisites: Completion of first and second years
Maximum Number of Students: 2
Periods Offered: 1-12
Weekly Activities: Seminars, conferences and laboratory
Elective Description: To familiarize the student with the nature and scope of the communicative sciences as they relate to patient care in Otolaryngology and disorders of human communication. The student will rotate among the departmental laboratories concerned with the similarities and differences between the anatomy, biochemistry, physiology, histology, and psychophysics of normal and pathologic auditory and laryngeal systems. Following this rotation, students will engage more fully in the ongoing research of one of the areas. The specific area of concentration will be determined by individual inclinations and demonstrated ability. Upon completion of this elective, each student will be expected to have an understanding of how these sciences contribute toward patient management in Otolaryngology and disorders of human communication.
Reading: Reading list is assigned.
Criteria for Evaluation of Performance: Oral examination.
Is Performance Discussed with Student: Yes; during the course.

OTOL4804

Communication Disorders
4 Credits Intramural
Instructors: Dr. Robert Shprintzen, 315 464-4806, and Staff of Communication Disorder Unit
Prerequisites: None
Maximum Number of Students: 2
Periods Offered: 1-12
Weekly Activities: Seminars and conferences, inpatient and outpatient contacts
Elective Description: This elective provides the student with a broad exposure to the multiple disorders that interfere with the process of verbal communication. An opportunity is provided for the students to become integrated into the total operation of the Communication Disorder Unit where one can obtain experience with identification and management of disorders of speech and hearing. The student will also rotate through the Cleft palate and ENT clinics. This exposure will enhance the student’s ability to identify the various communication disorders in order to facilitate appropriate patient management through meaningful referral and better understanding of the results of evaluations of the various communicative disorders.
Reading: Reading list assigned. Reading list available.
Criteria for Evaluation of Performance: Patient work-ups, research papers (optional), and student interest as determined by willingness to become involved in the various activities of the program.
Is Performance Discussed with Student: Yes, during the course

OTOL4806

Directed Research Project in Otolaryngology
4 Credits Intramural
Instructors: Dr. L. Malmgren and Staff
Prerequisites: Completion of first and second years of medical school
Maximum Number of Students: 1 per faculty sponsor
Periods Offered: 1-12
Weekly Activities: Lectures, seminars, conferences and laboratory research.
Elective Description: In this elective the student will participate in one of a number on ongoing research projects dealing with either the head and neck muscles and their innervation or the vestibular system. Projects will employ anatomical (light and electron microscopy; neuroanatomical tracer techniques, morphometries), histochemical or computer graphics techniques (3-D reconstructions; computer video techniques; topographic techniques) to provide information relative to epitomizing clinical procedures used in otolaryngology. During the course the student will carry out a research project under the close supervision of the faculty sponsor in order to acquire technical research skills and experience in the interpretation of data.
Reading: An individualized reading list will be assigned by the faculty sponsor.
Criteria for Evaluation of Performance: Personal observation, seminar and conference presentations, research paper.
Is Performance Discussed with Student: Yes, during course.