Ear and Nose Problems


The student understands the anatomy, function and physiology of the organs and tissues of the head and neck.

Knowledge Objectives

Through their reading and patient care experiences, at the end of the rotation students should be able to:

Discuss the differential diagnosis of ear pain (otalgia).
consider infection, trauma, neoplasm, inflammation, vascular
contrast etiologies in children versus adults
Discuss the diagnosis, treatment and complications of acute and chronic otitis media.
include indications for myringotomy tube placement
Outline the evaluation of a patient presenting with hearing loss;
differentiate between conductive and sensorineural hearing loss
identify treatable causes.
Outline the evaluation of a patient presenting with tinnitus.
describe the potential etiologies and management
Describe the risk factors, diagnosis and management of epistaxis.
describe the indications and techniques for nasal packing.
Discuss the causes and mechanisms of chronic rhinitis/rhinorrhea.
outline the evaluation and management of chronic rhinitis.
Describe the indications for tonsillectomy.
Outline the evaluation of a patient with a salivary gland mass.
describe the potential etiologies
describe the common tumors of the salivary gland and their management.
Discuss the potential etiologies of oral cavity pain.
include inflammation, infection, neoplasm
Understand the risk of oral cavity neoplasm in users of chewing tobacco.