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Table 2 Frequencies of pain-related content or topics covered in the medical curriculum

From: Pain medicine content, teaching and assessment in medical school curricula in Australia and New Zealand

Pain Related Topics N %
Neurophysiology 19 100.0
Clinical Assessment 18 94.7
Primary Analgesics 18 94.7
Multi–dimensional Model of Pain 17 89.5
Central and Peripheral Sensitisation 13 68.4
Secondary Analgesics 13 68.4
Palliative care 13 68.4
Aetiology 12 63.2
Physiotherapy Management 11 57.9
Acute Pain Team 10 52.6
Psychological Management 9 47.4
Medical Interventions 8 42.1
Ethics 6 31.6
Multidisciplinary Pain Clinic 5 26.3
Medicolegal aspects 4 21.1
Paediatric Pain 4 21.1
Geriatric Pain 4 21.1
Other 3 15.8
  1. Note. Percentages are based on number of responses and do not total 100%
  2. N, number of medical schools for which elements of the curriculum were available