Otorhinolaryngology studies are attended by students of the faculties of Medicine and Odontology. The teaching staff of the department consists of Professors V. Ulozas, R. Pribuišienė, I. Ulozienė, Assoc. Prof. S. Vaitkus, 5 lecturers (Dr. G. Alzbutienė, Dr. T. Balsevičius, Dr. M. Kašėta, Dr. V. Liutkevičius, Dr. S. Balseris) and 8 assistants. Every year, 30 groups of the Faculty of Medicine and 15 groups of the Faculty of Odontology participate in lectures and practical work.
Otorhinolaryngology is part of the Neurosciences module taught to medical students in the sixth year. The duration of the module is 3 weeks. Sixth-year students of the Faculty of Medicine can improve their knowledge in otorhinolaryngology by participating in the elective cycle.
For students of the Faculty of Odontology, the Otorhinolaryngology course is taught in the fourth year.
Participation in scientific programmes
The Department of Ear, Nose and Throat has participated in various national and international scientific projects:
- European Commission PECO project “Early diagnosis of hearing loss in children”. 1995
- The European Commission’s Biomedical Research Programme “Primary screening of newborn hearing by the otoacoustic emission method”. 1997–1998
- International telemedicine programme “Litmed”. 2001-2003.
- International IT project “Baltic MedWeb 1”. 2002–2003
- International IT project “Baltic MedWeb 2”. 2004-2005.
- European Commission 5BP project “Investigation of the potential negative impact of mobile phones on hearing” (QLK4-CT-2001-00150). 2002 -2004
- European Commission Health and Consumer Protection Directorate project “Exposure to UTMS electromagnetic fields: study of possible adverse effects on hearing” (EMFnEAR). 2004-2007.
Recently the department participated in the following international projects:
- EUREKA project E!3681 “Automatic diagnostic system for laryngeal diseases INFOLARYNX”. 2006 -2009.
- COST Activity 2103 “Advanced Voice Evaluation”. 2006–2011
- “Pathological voice recognition” in collaboration with IBM Haifa Research Lab; Israel. 2010-2012.
- “Genetic studies of papilloma virus-induced voice disorders” in collaboration with the Allegheny-Singer Research Institute, Center for Genomic Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, USA. Since 2010
- “Global HPV-6 and HPV-11 Genome Diversity” in collaboration with the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. Since 2012
- “ Characteristics of the formation of intercellular nanotunnels” in cooperation with the Laboratory of Cell Cultures of the Cardiology Institute of LSMU. Since 2012
- “Conducting high international level scientific research in the field of developing methods for automatic parameterization, analysis and classification of the voice acoustic signal, with the help of foreign scientific and study institutions and improving the competences of researchers and other employees (BAS)” VP1-3.1-ŠMM-10-V-02-030. 2013.