Overview

Module 1 provides an understanding of the association between technological advances and the clinical practice of ENT Surgery, demonstrating how advances in technology can be used to influence ENT practice. Guiding future surgeons on how to evaluate and ethically adopt technological advances into their practice. Module 2 focuses on providing an understanding of the association between technological advances and the clinical practice of ENT Surgery.  

Module 1: Basic Science, Education, Training, Outcomes and Technology I 

This module covers the main subspecialties of ENT surgery, focusing on past, present and future scientific innovation and their adoption into present-day surgical practice. Core knowledge relevant to the practice of ENT will be studied, from the scientific disciplines of Immunology, Genetics, Epidemiology, Pharmacology and Physics. As well as contributions from industry covering Image Guidance, Neural Monitoring, Narrow Band Imaging, Osseo-integration, Prosthetics, Materials and Cochlear Implantation. The module will focus on areas of innovation relating to; new knowledge of basic science, innovative ways of enhancing education and training and finally how new technology changes surgical practice. To provide new knowledge and understanding of the link between technological advances and clinical practice of ENT. It is intended to stimulate new trainees into developing a more scientific approach to ENT. In particular, it will highlight how technological advances can be used to influence all aspects of ENT practice. It is intended to guide future surgeons to adopt and lead on a scientific approach to their practice.

Module 2: Technology II and Clinical Innovation

This module will focus on technology innovations that have transformed the clinical practice of ENT surgery. There will be a strong emphasis on telerobotics, lasers, image guidance, augmentation reality, imaging and computation flow dynamic assessment of the upper and lower airway. Imperial is the only centre that offers robotic surgery for cancer, sleep apnoea, thyroid and parathyroid surgery. During this module students will have an opportunity to experience the da Vinci robot in clinical practice, demonstrating how advances in technology can be used to influence ENT practice. The module will also guide future surgeons on how to evaluate and ethically adopt technological advances into their practice.

Stream Organiser: Professor Neil Tolley
Location: St Mary's Campus
Module Dates: 
Module 1: 10 – 14 June 2019
Module 2: 22 – 26 July 2019

Ear, nose and throat is just one specialist stream offered in the Surgical Innovation MSc. Find out more about the Imperial College Surgical Innovation degrees and the other streams available.