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Best way to read of ENT | Study tips and Tricks

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In this post we are going to discuss about the ENT(Otorhinolaryngology) study tips, Important learning or questions topics and guidance of exam passing preparation with good score.

Table of contents :

How to read the Subject?

ENT is a surgical subject which consists of three parts of the body that is Ear, Neck and Throat that is the Otorhinolaryngology. Now in ENT there are different diseases are present. So one have to read all the diseases at first. Then the management of each diseases that is the medicinal management and surgical management. Now you have to see some cases in real world that is in your medical college and hospital. Then you will be able to understand and visualize the cases more conceptually.

Along with the theory, there are some practical topics :

  1. X-rays – Detailed X-ray vision of ear, nose and throat.
  2. Instruments – All the instruments used for surgeries.
  3. Surgeries – Different Surgical procedures available.

What are the Important topics?

(Only important for your Exam, study all topics if you want to enjoy Medicine)

As I told you earlier ENT subject consists of Ear, Nose and Throat(Larynx and Pharynx). Now we will discuss all the topics under each parts.

Important learning or question topics from EAR :

In the section of Ear we are going to study

  • Basics of ear
  • Embryology of inner ear
  • Embryology of external and middle ear
  • Anatomy of external ear
  • Diseases of External ear
  • Anatomy of middle ear
  • Anatomy of inner ear
  • Audiology and Evaluation – Tunic fork test, Audiogram, Tympanometry and BERA
  • Vestibular physiology and localisation of lesion
  • Conditions of Tympanic membrane
  • Acute otitis media
  • Serous otitis media
  • Safe CSOM
  • Unsafe CSOM
  • Otosclerosis
  • Meniere’s Disease
  • Superior semicircular canal dehiscence
  • Presbycusis
  • Sudden SNHL
  • Noise induced hearing loss
  • Tumours or external and middle ear
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Facial Nerve & its Disorders
  • Cochlear and Brainstem implants, BAHA
  • HRCT Temporal bone

Important learning or question topics from NOSE:

  • Choanal Atresia
  • Anatomy of External Nose
  • Anatomy of Lateral wall of nose
  • Anatomy of nasal septum and its disorders
  • Arterial supply of nose and epistaxis
  • Nerve supply of nose
  • Allergic and Vasomotor Rhinitis
  • Anatomy of Paranasal Sinuses
  • Sinusitis and it’s complication
  • Atrophic Rhinitis
  • Granulomatous diseases of Nose
  • Nasal polyps
  • Fungal Sinusitis
  • Fractures of face & CSF Rhinorrhoea
  • Tumors of Nose

Important learning or question topics from PHARYNX :

  • Anatomy of Pharynx
  • Adenoid Hypertrophy
  • Thornwaldt Bursitis
  • Angiofibroma
  • Nasopharyngeal carcinoma
  • Infection of tonsil and tonsillectomy
  • Abscess of pharynx
  • Ranula and tumors of pharynx

Important learning or question topics from LARYNX :

  • Anatomy of larynx
  • Laryngomalacia
  • Vocal nodule
  • Laryngocele
  • Reinke’s Edema
  • Contact ulcer
  • Infection of larynx
  • Congenital conditions of larynx
  • Speech disorders
  • Vocal cord palsy
  • Carcinoma of larynx
  • Tracheostomy

How to perform well in Viva table?

Now after knowing each and every thing of that subject you might end up with so much nervousness and confusion. And which can ultimately end up your viva in so much stressful and wrong answers. So it is always advised to discuss every topics as much as possible with your roommate.

Next is the notes – without the notes, viva is incomplete. So first prepare notes yourself or buy from somewhere. But Handwritten own notes are always better to memorize.

Examiners mainly starts with basic questions and then goes into depth time by time. So first you have to answer all the basic questions for passing marks. And when you will be able to answer the advanced questions, you will get better narks.

How to score well in the university exam ?

For university exam you must have to solve previous years question papers of that university. Then make a notebook where you will make flowcharts and diagrams of each previous years questions.

Now before exam day, revise all the diagrams and flowcharts for presenting in the answer paper. Remember each question has a separate marks for diagrams and flowcharts.

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