Otorhinolaryngology is a surgical subspecialty that specializes in management and treatment of conditions relating to the head and neck. Developed at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and led by top-ranked otorhinolaryngology faculty and experts, this specialization on ear, nose and throat disorders focuses on the basics of the anatomy and pathophysiology of these regions.
This specialization starts with an outline of what patients and professionals need to know about voice disorders. The course describes the last 40 years of knowledge gained in vocal production physiology and management options for voice disorders, the knowledge gap created between patients and practitioners, and the entirely new subspecialties of laryngology that have developed in response to this gap.
Seeking to address these gaps, the specialization takes a deeper dive to deliver a comprehensive review of acute and chronic rhinosinusitis. This course will describe the potential benefits offered by sinus surgery, as well as the indications to pursue this treatment modality. The course also reviews the necessary preparation and steps of the procedure, as well as important anatomic landmarks during surgical dissection.
Lastly, it focuses on the pathophysiology of each type of hearing loss and common pathology in the outer, middle, and inner areas of the ear. From this, learners will also gain an understanding of available treatments for various ear conditions.
Learners will be able to classify disorder and treatments of the outer, inner, and middle ear, identify the basic anatomy and physiology of the speaking and singing voice, and describe the role of surgery for sinusitis and activity evaluation. Illustrated images and CT scans will be used to review the anatomy of the paranasal sinuses. The microscopic appearance of the sinus mucosa will also be reviewed, utilizing dynamic multimedia to enhance your understanding. Learners will also assess the importance of mucociliary function in normal sinus anatomy. From this learners will be introduced to efficient voice production methods. Specifically, you will learn how vocal inefficiencies can lead to the development of voice disorders.