Course syllabus for

Medicine 5: Ear, Nose and Throat Diseases and Psychiatry, 4.5 credits

Medicin 5: öron-, näs- och halssjukdomar och psykiatri, 4.5 hp
This course has been cancelled, for further information see Transitional provisions in the last version of the syllabus.
Please note that the course syllabus is available in the following versions:
Spring2019 , Spring2020 , Spring2021 , Spring2022
Course code
Course name
Medicine 5: Ear, Nose and Throat Diseases and Psychiatry
4.5 credits
Form of Education
Higher Education, study regulation 2007
Main field of study 
Not applicable 
GX - First cycle 
Grading scale
Fail (U) or pass (G)
Department of Clinical Science, Intervention and Technology
Decided by
Education committee CLINTEC
Decision date
Course syllabus valid from
Spring 2019

Specific entry requirements

For admission to semester 6, it is required that student may lack no more than 15 credits from preceding semesters within the Study Programme in Speech Language Pathology.


Component psychiatry (2 credits)
On completion of this component, the student is expected to be able to:

  • At a general level describe symptoms and treatment of anxiety syndromes, addictive diseases, eating disorders, psychosis, personality disorders, depression as well as account for symptoms in psychogenic conditions with loss of function (e g psychogenic voice disorder or psychogenic dysphagia).
  • Account for different methods in psychotherapeutic treatment
  • At a general level account for assessment and treatment of transsexual individuals with gender dysphoria
  • At a general level describe organisation of psychiatric care, care in forensic psychiatry as well as legislation concerning psychiatric compulsory institutional care
  • Reflect on equal rights in relation to mental disease

Component ear, nose and throat diseases (2.5 credits)
On completion of this component, the student is expected to be able to:

  • Describe common diseases and tumour diseases in ear, nose, sinuses, oral cavity, including tonsils and adenoids, and acute and chronic infections in the ear as well as account for general treatment principles of these diseases
  • Account for and explain aetiology and symptomatology as well as treatment of diseases in larynx and the vocal cords.
  • Describe examination methods for diagnostics of diseases in the larynx and the vocal folds.
  • At a general level account for different surgical methods/technologies for microsurgery and voice-improving surgery, conservative and radical surgeries as well as radiation in cancer of the larynx and oral cavity
  • At a general level describe bases of pharmacology and different medications' possible effect on voice and speech.


The course consists of two components.

Psychiatry, 2.0 hp

Grading scale: GU

The component intends to give basic knowledge of symptoms and treatment at different psychiatric diseases, knowledge of assessment and care of patients in forensic psychiatry and knowledge of organisation and legislation in psychiatric care/compulsory institutional care. Assessment and treatment of transsexual patients are discussed.

Ear Nose and Throat diseases, 2.5 hp

Grading scale: GU

The component intends to provide knowledge of causes and treatment at the most common diseases in ears, nose, sinuses, mouth and throat including tumour diseases.

Symptomatology, diagnostics and treatment of diseases in larynx as well as different methods for laryngeal surgery are also included.

Teaching methods

Lectures and seminars.

In case of absence from a compulsory activity, the student is responsible for contacting the course coordinator for a complementary assignment.
Course director decides if, and if so how, absence from compulsory education activities can be made up for. Until the student has participated in the compulsory activities (or compensated for absence with assigned tasks in accordance with instructions from the course director) the final study results can not be reported.

Absence from a compulsory activity may result in that the student can not make up for this element until next time the course be given.


Written examination as well as participation in compulsory seminar (state in the schedule)

Written examination is corrected anonymously.
Student who does not pass the first examination has the right to take five additional examinations The third examination is the following regular examination in the course.
Submission of blank exam is counted as examination.
Examination to which student registered but not participated is not counted as examination.

Transitional provisions

Examination can be carried out according to an earlier literature list during a period of one year after the date of a renewal of the literature list. Examination will be provided during a period of one year after a possible closing of the course.

Other directives

Course evaluation will be carried out according to the guidelines established by the Board of Higher Education.

The course is given in English, if exchange students attends the course.

Literature and other teaching aids

Corbridge, Rogan J. Essential ENT practice : a clinical text Hellier, William P. L.
Shorter Oxford textbook of psychiatry. Harrison, P. J.; Cowen, Philip; Burns, Tom; Fazel, Mina
Allgulander, Christer Klinisk psykiatri