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Table 1 Rating of 11 most important job competencies

From: Development of learning objectives for neurology in a veterinary curriculum: Part II: Postgraduates

Competencies Mean rating
Anatomy and Physiology  
- Describe the gross neuroanatomic structures of the cat and dog brain and spinal cord 3.98
Clinical Methodology  
- Neurolocalize a lesion based on the examination findings 3.99
- Understand the risk factors and contraindications of CSF collection and methods to ameliorate these risks 3.99
- Perform cistern magna collection of CSF in the dog and cat 3.98
- Perform lumbar collection of CSF in the dog and cat 3.97
Disease mechanisms  
- Understand CNS diseases according to the VITAMIN-D principal 3.98
- Understand PNS diseases according to the VITAMIN-D principal 3.99
- Understand the pathogenesis of seizure disorders in dogs and cats. 3.97
- Understand the diagnosis and treatment of seizure disorders in dogs and cats 4
- Understand the pathogenesis of disc disease in dogs and cats. 3.99
- Understand the diagnosis and treatment of disc diseases in dog and cats 4