ELECT EOTOB - Head/Neck Surgery
ELECTIVE DIRECTOR(S): Maura Cosetti, M.D. PHONE: 318.675.6262
DURATION OF ELECTIVE: 2 Weeks ADMINISTRATIVE CONTACT: Amy Ray, Rm. 9-203
LOCATION OF ELECTIVE: LSU Health Sciences Center
MAXIMUM NUMBER OF STUDENTS: 2 MINIMUM NUMBER OF STUDENTS: 1
ELECTIVE OFFERED DURING BLOCKS: All except 5
COURSE CODE: EOTOB
PRIMARY GOAL OF THE ELECTIVE
To gain exposure and understanding of basic skills and principles underlying assessment and management of common diseases in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.
GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF THE ELECTIVE
The student will participate as an active member of the Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery Service. They will see patients in clinic and, with supervision, be allowed to make therapeutic decisions. They will also assist in the operating room and gain experience in the pre and post-op care of the patient. Students will be exposed to all sub-specialties of Otolaryngology, including head and neck oncology, rhinology, facial plastic surgery, pediatric otolaryngology and otology-neurotology. Depending on their area of interest, their 2 week rotation may be tailored by the course director to meet their specific interests. They will learn in detail the technique for a complete head and neck examination and gain a basis of interpreting some common audiologic and radiologic tests.
1. To successfully perform and present a pertinent history on 2 patients in the Otolaryngology-HNS clinic with >90% accuracy.
2. To perform a complete head and neck physical exam of an adult and pediatric patient under direct supervision.
3. To propose a reasonable assessment and plan for 1 adult and 1 pediatric patient in the outpatient clinic.
4. To provide at least 1 clinical indication for obtaining an audiogram.
5. To provide at least 1 clinical indication for obtaining at CT scan.
6. To provide at least 1 clinical indication for fiberoptic laryngoscopy.
7. To identify 2 important elements of post-operative care in Otolaryngology.
Primary text for the elective: Primary Care Otolaryngology (Second Edition)
Additionally, students are to utilize reference textbooks and institutional resources for preparation for specific clinical cases, rounds and conferences.
All except block 5