Comprehensive Otolaryngologic Curriculum Learning through Interactive Approach (COCLIA) is a teaching tool designed to help residents systematically acquire otolaryngology-head and neck surgery knowledge over a two-year period. Based on adult learning principles, the program provides a discussion platform for basic anatomy, physiology, diagnosis, management and decision making that includes over 100 major otolaryngology topics.
Active learner-centered teaching is the basis of this program and encourages residents to take responsibility for their learning. Research has shown that placing the emphasis on the learning process improves the understanding and long term retention of educational content; traditional lectures, no matter how brilliant, will not be remembered.
Now in its 4th iteration, COCLIA has been well received by residents and faculty and is an effective and fun way to learn otolaryngology.
Target Audience: residents