Learning Outcomes

By the end of your revision in preparation for the MRCS (ENT) OSCE examination, you will have acquired knowledge in the following key areas:
Rhinology and Facial Plastics
  • Rhinitis/sinusitis - including allergy, inflammation and infection
  • Nasal polyps
  • Congenital and acquired deformities of the facial and nasal skeleton
  • Tumours of the nose and paranasal sinuses including skin tumours of the face, head and neck and anterior skull base
  • Epistaxis
  • Facial pain
  • Disorders of the sense of smell
  • Surgical Management of epiphora
  • Management of skin cancer of the head and neck


  • Congenital and acquired deformity of the ear and temporal bone
  • Deafness in adults and children
  • Disorders of the external ear
  • Acute and Chronic middle ear disease including otitis media with effusion
  • Balance disorders
  • Tinnitus
  • Disorders of the facial nerve
  • Lateral Skull Base Tumours
  • Skull base trauma
Head and Neck
  • Congenital and acquired deformity of the larynx
  • Voice disorders
  • Swallowing disorders
  • Disorders of the thyroid and salivary glands
  • Head and neck cancer
  • Cervical lymphadenopathy
  • Disorders of the pharynx and oesophagus including diseases of the tonsils
  • Upper airway obstruction
  • Infections of the soft tissues of the Head and Neck
  • Sleep apnoea and snoring in adults
  • Trauma to the Head and Neck
Paediatric Otolaryngology
  • Deafness in childhood including congenital deformities of the ears and temporal bone
  • Upper airway disorders and sleep apnoea in children
  • Neck masses in children
  • Acute and chronic ear disease in children including sensorineural hearing loss and tinnitus
  • Disorders and deformity of the external ear
  • Drooling
  • Disorders of balance