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2019-2020 Academic Bulletin (Jan 2020) 
2019-2020 Academic Bulletin (Jan 2020) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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OTO 45020 - Head & Neck Medicine - Non-Surgical

Cr Hrs: 3, 6
Session Length: 2 and 4 weeks


This is a face to face clinical rotation receiving 3 or 6 credit hours. The student should function with increased autonomy in patient care and must demonstrate competency in several of the Entrustable Professional Activities required for graduation. The elective is designed to review the essentials of a complete head and neck examination, to familiarize students with common disease processes in this area and to teach the medical management of common head and neck disorders as well as emergencies. Students will complete a reading list and study a visual aid set of slides from which test material will come. Typical procedures that students will perform will include Otoscopy, Weber & Rhine’ tests, anterior rhinoscopy, indirect nasopharyngosocopy, local biopsies, simple mucosal and skin suturing, and cerumen disimpaction with operating microscope. They will also be exposed to audiology, speech pathology, electronystagmography, and facial nerve testing. Hours will be 7:30 am - 5:00 pm weekdays only for two weeks.

Grade Mode: Standard
Max per section: 6
Instructional Method: Clinical-Elective
Location offered: Memphis
Hospital: VA Medical Center, Regional One Health, Le Bonheur, Methodist University Hospital, Baptist Hospital, and St. Jude
Prerequisites: Completion of 5 CORE Clerkships inclusive of SUR-30000

Term offered: Fall, Spring

Fall - Instructor of Record: Joshua Wood - 
Spring - Instructor of Record: Joshua Wood -
Course Coordinator: Juanita Keys - - 901-448-5886

Prior Authorization: No
Blocks Not Offered: 1
Off-cycle timing allowed: Negotiable
Deadline for Excused Absence: Thirty days before start of elective/rotation
Deadline for Cancellation: Thirty days before start of elective/rotation
Overnight Call and/or Float: No
Time off for interviews: No

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