A Master of Science in Otolaryngology, also known as a Master of Surgery in Otolaryngology, is a postgraduate degree in Otolaryngology. Otolaryngology is a subspecialty of medicine that focuses on diagnosing and treating conditions affecting the ears, nose, throat, head, and neck. It is also sometimes referred to as ENT or otorhinolaryngology. It is a subspecialty of surgery, and the medical professionals who perform it are called surgeons.
Topics covered under the MS Otorhinolaryngology programme:
- Anesthesia for Otolaryngology
- Reception of speech
- Allergy and rhinitis
- Physiology & anatomy of nose, ear, throat, esophagus, trachea
- Radiographic anatomy of nose, imaging, ear, throat
- Urine testing
- Fluid balance, electrolyte, shock conditions
An otolaryngologist is a doctor who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases, allergies, neoplasms, respiratory and upper alimentary systems, deformities, disorders, and injuries of the ears, sinuses, face, throat, jaws, nose, and other head and neck systems. Otolaryngologists also provide medical and surgical therapy or prevention for these conditions. Fundamental areas of expertise include treating hearing and voice disorders, head and neck oncology, facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, and facial plastic and reconstructive surgery.
Scope of MS (Otorhinolaryngology)
Those who have earned a degree in otolaryngology have access to several professional opportunities. Employment opportunities exist in various fields, including those run by the federal and state governments, such as hospitals. In addition, there are opportunities open to them in non-governmental organizations (NGOs), private hospitals and clinics, hospitals with religious affiliations (missionary hospitals), and charitable hospitals run by the military and railways. Students also have the opportunity to participate in research projects with organizations such as ICMR.
Career Options in MS (Otorhinolaryngology)
- Otolaryngology Physician
- Lecturer & Professor
- ENT - Coastal Maine
- Pediatric Otolaryngologist
- ENT assistant
- ENT surgeons
- Private practitioners
Programme offered at
- GITAM Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, GIMSR Campus
Duration of the programme
- 2 Years