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Table 4 Frequencies of departments delivering pain medicine content in the curriculum

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

Departments delivering pain medicine content N %
Department(s) delivering pain medicine content
 Anaesthesiology 14 73.7
 Physiology 11 57.9
 Pharmacology 9 47.4
 Palliative Care 7 36.8
 Orthopaedics 6 31.6
 Psychology 5 26.3
 Clinical Skills 5 26.3
 General Practice 4 21.1
 Anatomy 4 21.1
 Rheumatology 3 15.8
 General Surgery 3 15.8
 Internal Medicine 3 15.8
 Obstetrics/Gynaecology 3 15.8
 Geriatrics 2 10.5
 Neurology 2 10.5
 Psychiatry 2 10.5
 Paediatrics 2 10.5
 Intensive Care 2 10.5
 Microbiology/Biochemistry 1 5.3
 Pathology 1 5.3
 Rehabilitation 1 5.3
 Advanced Learning 1 5.3
 Emergency 1 5.3
 Ethics 1 5.3
 Pain Medicine 1 5.3
 Health Economics 1 5.3
  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