Taught course


Anglia Ruskin University · Department of Allied Health and Medicine

Entry requirements

Degree classification required for entry (e.g. 2.1 or above) A recognised primary medical degree that has been approved by the General Medical Council which has been awarded by an institution listed on the Avicenna Directory for Medicine (to be included on the Avicenna Directory an institution must have a physical address in the country awarding the qualification). Applicants may gain entry to the course by clearly demonstrating on their application that their qualifications and experience are equivalent to a recognised medical degree: 1. Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons or equivalent 2. Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training in Otorhinolaryngology 3. GMC Registration as an Otorhinolaryngologist 4. NMC Registration and experience in Otorhinolaryngology Applicants seeking admission with credit (either APCL or APEL) are referred initially to the AP(E)L Advisor for the Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education. In order to undertake this course, students will be required to have obtained MBBS or equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

This module is specifically designed to help develop clinical decision making in Otorhinolaryngology and encourages critical understanding of the evidence behind the principles of Otorhinolaryngology Surgery.

Ear, Nose and Throat surgery, Otorhinolaryngology, is a diverse surgical specialty that involves the management of both children and adults. In contrast to other surgical specialties the management of a significant number of conditions requires a non-surgical approach and hence an understanding of the pathogenesis and progression of pathology is essential for appropriate patient management.

Whilst surgical techniques are taught as part of the registrar apprenticeship, clinical decision making varies and is dependent on the surgeon's understanding and experience. This module will enable students to develop their understanding of the basic sciences applicable to Otorhinolaryngology and hence allow them to develop an understanding and formulate appropriate management pathways when dealing with patients in a clinical setting. There is a strong emphasis on research and evidence based practice. Innovation, research and creativity will be fostered and students encouraged to evaluate, and to challenge, current practice to improve service delivery and effect change.

This module has been developed by a team of Consultant ENT surgeons specialising in each of the four subspecialties (Otology/Neuro-otology, Head and Neck surgery, Rhinology and Facial plastics, and Paediatric ENT Surgery).

The module will enable students to enhance and master the knowledge and skills to deliver safe and high quality care. Students will be educated in the basic sciences, and their subsequent application in the management of patients.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Anglia Ruskin Applicant Enquiries Team
0845 196 4000