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Table 3 Frequencies of reported specified learning objectives

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

Specified Learning Objectives N %
Clinical Assessment 11 57.9
Neurophysiology 10 52.6
Primary Analgesics 9 47.4
Multi-dimensional Model of Pain 8 42.1
Psychological Management 6 31.6
Aetiology 5 26.3
Central/Peripheral Sensitisation 4 21.1
Medical Interventions 4 21.1
Physiotherapy Management 4 21.1
Secondary Analgesics 4 21.1
Palliative Care 3 15.8
Ethics 3 15.8
Other 2 10.5
Clinical Exposure Acute Pain Team 2 10.5
Medicolegal 1 5.3
Paediatric Pain 1 5.3
Geriatric Pain 1 5.3
No Specified Learning Objectives 8 42.1
  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