Enable students to gain fundamental knowledge on the most significant diseases of the ear, larynx, nose and throat in regards to identifying clinical symptoms and patient treatment as well as patient care. Acquire knowledge on life-endangering emergency conditions in otorhinolaryngology.

Otology – basics about anatomy of the ear. Inflammation of the outer, middle, and inner ear, complications of acute and chronic inflammation of the middle ear. Basic diagnostics of hearing impairment and balance disorder. Types of hearing impairment and their causes.

Rhinology – basic anatomy of nose and sinuses. Inflammatory diseases of nose and paranasal cavities, allergological aspects of diseases of nose and paranasal cavities, inflammation complications of paranasal cavities. Basic diagnostic methods of nose and paranasal cavities examinations.

Pharyngology and laryngological – basic anatomy of the pharynx and larynx. Inflammation of the mouth cavity, pharynx and larynx. Basic diagnostic methods of pharynx and larynx examinations. Tumours of pharynx and larynx, basics of treatment, care of oncological patients. Oropharyngeal dysphagia, care of a patient with pharyngeal swallowing disorder. Patient with node on neck – diagnostic analysis and treatment. 

Inflammation of deep neck spaces. Emergencies in ORL – maintaining airway patency, cricothyrotomy, tracheotomy, care of a tracheotomy patient, foreign bodies and bleeding in the upper respiratory and digestive system, first aid and treatment. Epistaxis and REKAS, deformation of nasal vault, diagnostic analysis and basics of treatment and care. 

Obavezna literatura:

1.    Mladina R.: Otorinolaringologija - udžbenik Zdravstvenog veleučilišta u Zagrebu, Školska knjiga, Zagreb 2008.


Dopunska literatura:

1.    Skitarelić N., Starčević R.: Traheotomija i njega traheotomiranih bolesnika, Sveučilište u Zadru, Zadar 2013.

2.    Bumber Ž., Katić V., Nikšić Ivančić M., Pegan B., Petric V., Šprem N.: Otorinolaringologija, Naklada Ljevak, Zagreb 2004.

3.    Shin J. J., Hartnick C. J., Randolph G. W.: Evidence-Based Otolaryngology Springer, New York 2008.

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. to explain the basics of functional anatomy of the ear, nose, throat and neck;
  2. to explain the causes of inflammatory otorhinolaryngological diseases and tumours of the head and neck
  3. to recognize emergencies in otorhinolaryngology
  4. to recognize the symptoms and signs of the most common otorhinolaryngological diseases
  5. to explain the basic diagnostic procedures in otorhinolaryngology
  6. to explain the basic principles of otorhinolaryngological therapy
  7. to interpret the features of otorhinolaryngological diseases that are important in assessing the health status of patients

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