This preface aim to provide you with sane badcgmund information on this textbook Who can benefit most from this book? What is the teaching approach that is
Approach Who is the book mitten for? This book is both a textbook and a reference work It is intended primarily for stu-dents. but is also written for physicians.especially those taking part in further training. True learning means understanding, and so teaching means explaining. M essential part of learning is under-standing basic concepts and potentially complex inter-relationships. Learning should also be interesting. and it should convey enjoyment of the material and its fasci-nating aspects. In this sense, this book aspires to be more than an exam review. The capabilities of digital production technology have been used with the goal of creating an educationally compelling, graphically attractive. yet affordable text-book
Structure: One of the main goals was to present the ma-terial in an easy-to-learn. user-friendly format.
The re-sult is a new kind of textbook in which the material is broken down into brief study units O. which represent a cohesive learning unit Subdividing the contents into manageable portions makes it possible to present the-matic highlights that are usually not found in textbooks and would have been more difficult to incorporate into chapters with a traditional structure. Each study unit begins with a stager in boldface type. This states the topics that are covered in the unit and the way in which they fit into the overall scheme.Spe-cial points are noted. and the material is related toother study units. The starter is not a summary. The topics in each study unit are presented on (acing pages. For clarity. ‘open-boor logos are shown at the bottom cornet of the right-hand page: the number of logos (from one to six) indicates the number of facing-page sets that are contained in the current study unit. The red-colored logo shows where you are in the unit
Subject matter: This textbook conforms to the latest de-velopments in otorhinolatyngology and head and neck surgery.All main information that is needed for the ba-sic understanding of a topic is contained in the main text. figures. and tables.