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Table 2 Rating the importance of competencies by comparing the groups ESVN and ECVN members; these members rated 22 learning objectives significantly different

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

  Mean ECVN Mean ESVN P-value
Genetics and molecular biology    
Understand the principles of errors of cellular metabolism 3,01 3,26 0,0143
Clinical methodology    
> EEG    
Perform EEG testing in the dog and cat 2,91 3,42 P < 0.0001
Interpret EEG testing in the dog and cat 2,96 3,45 P < 0.0001
> EMG    
Perform EMG and nerve conduction testing in the horse. 3 3,35 0,0224
Perform single fiber EMG testing in the dog and cat. 2,58 3,15 0,001
Interpret single fiber EMG testing in the dog and cat. 2,93 3,35 0,0183
> SSEP    
Perform somatosensory evoked potential testing in the dog and cat 2,85 3,39 P < 0.0001
Interpret somatosensory evoked potential testing in the dog and cat 3,08 3,55 P < 0.0001
> OEA    
Perform otoacoustic emission testing in the dog and cat 2,53 3,07 0,0017
Interpret otoacoustic emission testing in the dog and cat 2,73 3,25 0,0043
> VEP    
Perform visual evoked potential testing in the dog and cat 2,48 2,95 0,009
Interpret visual evoked potential testing in the dog and cat 2,67 3,12 0,0092
> Urinary tract electro. Testing    
Perform urinary tract electrodiagnostic testing in the dog and cat 2,25 2,63 0,0282
Neuroradiology    
> Theory    
Understand CT scanning technique 3,65 3,67 0,0386
Understand CT physics 3,1 3,15 0,0488
Understand MRI scanning technique 3,64 3,6 0,0011
Understand MRI physics 3,03 3,25 0,0047
Understand nervous system ultrasound technique 2.96 3.23 0.0368
> Practical    
Perform myelography in the horse 2,63 3,12 0,0036
Apply radiation therapy technique 2,16 2,56 0,0339
Academia competencies    
In laboratorium 2,94 3,27 0,023
In epidemiology 2,87 3,24 0,0204
  1. Values in boldface have higher mean rating.