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Table 4 Discrepancies between set skill levels and frequency of use

From: Practicing doctors' perceptions on new learning objectives for Vietnamese medical schools

Skills belonging to discipline Name of skill Skill level in KAS book Frequency score (Mean ± SD) Percentile distribution
     P50 P25 P10 P5
Pediatrics Giving medical instructions to monitor and take care of pediatric patients 1 3.0 ± 2.2 3 5 6 6
ENT Diagnosis of acute otitis media 1 2.4 ± 1.7 2 4 5 5
Odonto-stomatology Classifying soft tissue injury, identifying broken bones and combined injuries 1 2.1 ± 1.8 2 4 5 5
Tuberculosis Diagnosing common types of tuberculosis 1 2.0 ± 1.5 2 3 4 5
Internal Medicine Inserting stomach probe and doing gastric lavage 1 2.0 ± 1.8 2 3 4 5
Epidemiology Calculating indicators related to community health, identifying health problems, variables 2 0.6 ± 1.0 0 1 2 3
Epidemiology Selecting appropriate tools for collecting data 2 0.8 ± 1.2 0 1 2 3
Psychiatry Conducting health education campaign for mental health 2 0.7 ± 1.2 0 1 3 3
Health Education Making plan for health education campaign on a concrete health issue in community 2 0.8 ± 1.2 0 1 3 3
Environmental Health Identifying clean water sources in a community. 2 0.9 ± 1.2 0 1 3 3
Traditional Medicine Identifying acupuncture point formulas for treating eight common diseases and symptoms 2 0.8 ± 1.3 0 1 3 4
Traditional Medicine Giving traditional medicine prescriptions for treating eight common diseases and symptoms 2 0.8 ± 1.4 0 1 3 4
Environmental Health How to prevent and manage occupational fatigue. 2 0.9 ± 1.4 0 1 3 4
Parasitology How to make blood slides to identify malaria parasites. 2 0.8 ± 1.4 0 1 3 4
Health Management Analyzing information and indicators for health programs. 2 1.0 ± 1.3 0 2 3 3
Environmental Health Guiding kindergarten teachers to use growth charts and monitor physical development of children. 2 0.9 ± 1.3 0 2 3 3
Ob-Gyn Removing intrauterine devices 3 0.9 ± 1.5 0 1 4 4
Ob-Gyn Insert speculum for genital exam. 3 1.5 ± 2.1 0 3 5 6