M.Sc. in Otorhinolaryngology is a 2- year full- time course divided into 4 semesters, with each semester lasting a period of 6 months. The course in Otorhinolaryngology is essentially about clinical and academic expertise in ENT, audiology, and speech and language therapy.
The program consists of five primary research areas, namely Tinnitus Aetiology And Management, Habitation for Hearing Loss, Plasticity and Rehabilitation, Cochlear Implantation, and Paediatric ENT/Audiology. The course us designed to offer theoretical, scientific, clinical, research and vocational skills necessary to practice enhanced otology, audio vestibular medicine and audiology.
The course aims to prepare ENT Surgeons, Audio Vestibular Physicians, Paediatricians, GPs, Neurologists and other trainees and physicians interested in medical aspects of audiology, with a specialisation in otology.
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Students are taught the anatomy and physiology of the vestibulocochlear system and facial nerve, related disorders and pathologies, diagnostic techniques and management strategies in cases of both children and adults. Clinical and surgical placements provide an opportunity to develop specialist skills and competencies in evidence- based medicine, multidisciplinary practice including facial reanimation and skull base clinics and translational research and ethics.
The average annual course fee charged in India for the course ranges between INR 40,000 and 15,90,000, depending upon the institute offering the course.The average annual starting salary offered in India to successful postgraduates of the course ranges between INR 3 and 16 lacs, depending upon the candidate’s expertise in the field.
Listed below are some of the major highlights of the course.
|Course Level||Post Graduate|
|Examination Type||Semester System|
|Eligibility||Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent degree in science.|
|Admission Process||Counselling after taking entrance examination|
|Course Fee||INR 40,000 to 15,90,000|
|Average Starting Salary||INR 3,00,000 to 16,00,000|
Otorhinolaryngology is the branch of medicine that specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of ear, nose, throat, as well as head and neck disorders. A more commonly used term for this specialty is ENT (ear, nose and throat).
Postgraduates of this discipline are exposed to the technical theories as well as the practical knowledge relevant to the discipline via the comprehensive syllabus and rotational postings in Oral Maxilla Facial Surgery, Neuron surgery and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery as well as a research project needed to be completed in the field of Otorhinolaryngology.
Candidates need to have passed BSc with at least one of Physics, Chemistry Biological Sciences, BAMS, BHMS, BPT and B. Pharm, or another professional graduate degree from a recognized university, with a minimum aggregate score of 50%.
Selection for this course is made on the basis of a 2-stage performance evaluation.
Stage I: A 90 minute- long Written test carrying 80 marks, carrying 80 Multiple Choice Questions.
Stage II: A departmental clinical/ practical/ lab- based assessment of shortlisted candidates.
Some of the top institutes offering the course in the country with the corresponding locations and fees charged by the respective colleges are listed below.
|COLLEGE NAME||CITY||AVERAGE ANNUAL FEE IN INR|
|Maharishi Markandeshwar University||Ambala||INR 70,000|
|Sri Deva Raj URS University||Kolar||INR 15,79,000|
|West Bengal University of Health Sciences||Kolkata||INR 60,000|
A year - wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is tabulated below.
|Nose and Para nasal sinuses|
|Pharynx and esophagus|
|Larynx and tracheobronical tree|
|Imaging and radiology|
The holistic training which is part of the curriculum allows the candidate to practice in a team model of care which incorporates all specialties of general ENT and main sub-specialities including skull base, endoscopic and head and neck surgery. All candidates are trained in practical skills in inpatient, outpatient as well as day care experience in some specialties.
Contact with experienced academics and specialists from all specialties through teaching, CME, conferences, bedside and tutorial- based clinical teachings provide a complete ENT training experience. Research- oriented and educational training tin consultancy in relation to the practice of evidence- based medicine prepares candidates for efficient clinical practice.
Upon successful completion of the course, postgraduates are prepared in wide-ranging skills such as research skills in data management and analysis, critical literature evaluation and an enhanced understanding of how evidence informs healthcare provision.
Some of the popular professional avenues open to such postgraduates are listed below with the corresponding salaries offered for the respective positions.
|JOB POSITION||JOB DESCRIPTION||AVERAGE ANNUAL SALARY|
|Otolaryngology Technician||Otolaryngology Technicians are responsible for performing Otolaryngology clinical services and surgical patient care with direct and indirect physician- supervision, commensurate with training and qualifications. They perform services and support compatible with the medical facility’s operating capacity and equipment.||INR 16,00,000|
|Lecturer||Lecturers are responsible for teaching at undergraduate and graduate level in areas allocated by and reviewed from time to time by the Head of Department. They carry out research and produce publications, or other research outputs, in line with personal objectives agreed in the staff review process. They obtain research funding support and engage with the broader scholarly and professional communities.||INR 3,00,000|
|Otolaryngologist||Otolaryngologists are responsible for diagnose and manage diseases of the ears, nose, sinuses, larynx, mouth, and throat, as well as structures of the neck and face. Otolaryngologists do not need to refer patients to other physicians when ear, nose, throat, or head or neck surgery is needed and, therefore, can offer the most appropriate care for each individual patient. Otolaryngologists are the most appropriate physicians to treat disorders of the ears, nose, throat, and related structures of the head and neck.||INR 4,00,000|
|Pediatric Otolaryngologist||Pediatric Otolaryngologists are responsible for fulfilling needs of child in surgical or complex medical treatment for illnesses or problems affecting the ear, nose, or throat. A Paediatric Otolaryngologist has the experience and qualifications to treat children and provides surgical care for children. However, in many areas of the country, more specialized Otolaryngology care is available for children.||INR 6,00,000|