Otolaryngology (OTOL)

Subject-area course lists indicate courses currently active for offering at the University of Louisville. Not all courses are scheduled in any given academic term. For class offerings in a specific semester, refer to the Schedule of Classes.

Course Fees

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OTOL 816. Special Project-Otolaryngology1-16 Units

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail

Description: This course is to be arranged to fit individual needs to cover topics of current interest, to participate in research projects or to receive some advanced training. Student must complete the Special Project form, have it signed by your mentor and return to Student Affairs in order to receive credit.

Note: Method of Evaluation to be determined by faculty mentor based on the specific project.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

OTOL 906. Clinical Elective/Urban1-4 Units

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail

Prerequisite(s): Fourth-year standing.

Description: This elective is designed to offer the student an opportunity to obtain clinical experience in the private practice of a community surgeon in the Louisville Metropolitan Area. The student will participate in both office and hospital settings and learn both the clinical as well as the organizational aspects of surgical practice. The student must complete the Off-Campus Request Form and have it approved by the departmental course director.

Note: Method of Evaluation is observation of performance.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

OTOL 907. Clinical Elective/Off-Campus1-4 Units

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail

Prerequisite(s): Fourth-year standing.

Description: The purpose of this course is to offer a clinical experience in an approved program in Surgery, usually under the supervision of a full time member of the faculty of a duly recognized educational or research institution. This experience will provide the student an opportunity to further develop clinical surgical knowledge and to assume responsibility for all aspects of patient care as a member of the surgical resident team. The student must complete the Off-Campus Request Form and have it approved by the departmental course director.

Note: Method of Evaluation is observation of performance.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

OTOL 911. Otolaryngology1-4 Units

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail

Prerequisite(s): Fourth-year standing.

Description: In this two- or four-week rotation, students will attend various conferences including pre and post-op conference where indications and outcomes of upcoming and prior cases are discussed. The student will be part of a residency team at the VAMC, Norton, Kosair or UofL Hospitals and will actively participate in clinic patient evaluation after a "shadowing period", and perform complete head and neck examinations with faculty and resident instruction. There will be opportunities to observe and assist in operative procedures such as tonsillectomies, endoscopic sinus surgery, otologic surgery, head and neck cancer surgery and facial trauma. A list of objectives will be distributed at the beginning of the course to guide the student in self-instruction, and regular discussions of the course objectives will be scheduled with the faculty.

Note: Method of Evaluation includes observation of performance, paper presentation of chosen topic to faculty and residents, and oral examination.

Course Attribute(s): CBL - This course includes Community-Based Learning (CBL). Students will engage in a community experience or project with an external partner in order to enhance understanding and application of academic content.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes