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Table 1 Intellectual disability units taught within each department/discipline area of medicine

From: Has teaching about intellectual disability healthcare in Australian medical schools improved? A 20-year comparison of curricula audits

Department/Discipline areaa

Compulsory units

(%; no. schoolsb)

Elective units

(%; no. schools)

Total units per discipline

(%; no. schools)

 

T1

n = 44 units

T2

n = 36 units

T1

n = 8 units

T2

n = 7 units

T1

n = 55c units

T2

n = 43 units

Paediatrics

19 (43.2%; 7)

8 (22.2%; 6)

3 (37.5%; 2)

2 (28.6%; 2)

22 (40.0%; 8)

10 (23.3%; 6)

General practice

2 (4.5%; 2)

5 (13.9%; 3)

0 (0.0%; 0)

2 (28.6%; 1)

2 (3.6%; 2)

7 (16.3%; 3)

Psychiatry

5 (11.4%; 4)

4 (11.1%; 3)

2 (25.0%; 2)

0 (0.0%; 0)

10 (18.2%; 5)

4 (9.3%; 3)

Otherd

18 (40.9%; 6)

11 (30.6%; 4)

3 (37.5%; 3)

3 (42.9%; 3)

21 (38.2%; 7)

14 (32.6%; 6)

Missing e

8 (22.2%; 1)

8 (18.6%; 1)

Total

44 (100%)

36 (100%)

8 (100%)

7 (100%)

55 (100%)

43 (100%)

  1. a Department (T1), discipline area (T2). At T2, one or more discipline areas could be reported for each unit; for 8 units that had multiple disciplines areas, only the main discipline area was analysed
  2. b Number of schools across which the units were taught (e.g. 19 compulsory paediatric units were taught across 7 schools at T1)
  3. c Compulsory/elective status was unknown for 3 units at T1 for one school (all psychiatry)
  4. d Other departments at T1 included behavioural sciences, community medicine, geriatric medicine, public health, social and preventative medicine; other discipline areas at T2 included disability, emergency medicine, human development, professional development, sexual health, societal aspects of disability, specialist medicine, women’s health
  5. e Discipline area data was missing for eight compulsory units taught at one school at T2