Medical Assistants and Their Role in Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT)

Course Overview

Otolaryngology, also referred to as ear, nose, and throat is a branch of medicine that treats diseases of the ear, nose, throat, thyroid and parathyroid, sinuses, head and neck, facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, and pediatric-related issues.

Course Accreditation

This course has been granted prior approval by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) for 1 clinical CEU. Granting approval in no way constitutes endorsement by the AAMA of the course content or the course provider.

Author Information

Medical Program Director
Dr. Brian Dickens is a Nationally Registered Certified Medical Assistant (NRCMA) and subject matter expert in the medical assisting and allied health fields.

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Disclosure statement: Dr. Brian Dickens reports having no financial or advisory relationship with any corporate, medical, or political organization doing work related to this educational activity or other business activity.

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Intended Audience

This Medical Assistants and Their Role in ENT training course is an overview of functions that are generally performed by employees/students who have previously completed the respective training course. This course is intended to keep students/employees aware of the clinical importance of duties often performed in a front office and back office/clinic setting. It is developed for front-line supervisors, workers, and trainees.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Explain functions of the medical assistant in ENT
  • Describe necessary information for an ENT visit
  • Provide an overview of ENT conditions
  • Understand common procedures
  • Understand common ENT procedures and tests

Course outline

  • 1. Overview
  • 2. Preparing for the visit
  • 3. Common ENT Health Tests and Procedures with Common Diagnosis
  • 4. CE Test
  • 5. References


This is a summary of essential elements of the medical assistant’s role as it pertains to ENT and is not a comprehensive guide to ENT compliance. Regulation by those that perform ENT duties and responsibilities as a medical assistant are obligated to comply with all of its requirements of the agencies and employer and should not refer to this program as a guide of legal information or advice.
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