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Table 3 Skills which students strongly agreed were important

From: Medical students' views about an undergraduate curriculum in psychiatry before and after clinical placements

Skill Percentage of 4th years strongly agreeing it is important (n = 307) Percentage of 5th years strongly agreeing it is important (n = 197) p-value
Assessment of self-harm and suicide 40.7% 65% <0.001
Management of alcohol withdrawal 37.5% 54.8% <0.001
Diagnosis and management of depression 43.3% 51.8% 0.06
Recognition and management of delirium 25.4% 51.3% <0.001
Assessment of substance misuse 39.1% 50.3% 0.01
Treatment of bipolar affective disorder 13.4% 13.2% 0.96
Cognitive-behavioural therapy for anxiety disorders 14.3% 9.1% 0.08
Assessment of cognitive function 36.2% 45.7% 0.03
Understanding the Mental Health Act 33.6% 32.5% 0.80
Assessment of personality disorder 25.4% 5.5% 0.01
Assessment of psychotic symptoms 19.5% 25.9% 0.09
Management of schizophrenia 17.6% 20.8% 0.36