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Table 1 Teaching activities of 33 academic departments of CAP

From: Teaching child and adolescent psychiatry to undergraduate medical students - A survey in German-speaking countries

  n %
Educational Objectives   
Knowledge   
Diagnosis and treatment of CAP disorders 27 82
Normal development 23 70
Psychopathology and etiology 3 9
Other: Transition to pathology, differential diagnosis, communication skills, doctor-patient interaction, personal and family situation (1 each) 1 3
Skills   
Assessment of psychopathology (child/adolescent) 26 79
Assessment of families 21 64
Communication skills 2 6
History-taking, appropriate medication in accordance with evidence-based medicine, assessment of the family's strengths and resources, identification of biopsychosocial influencing factors (1 each) 1 3
Teaching Methods   
Required courses 26 79
Lectures 25 76
Case presentations 21 64
Seminars 11 33
Bedside teaching 4 12
Elective courses 7 22
Seminars 7 22
Problem-based learning 4 14
E-learning 3 10
Communication and interaction training 2 6
Video seminars 2 6
Interactive learning 2 6
Collaboration   
Adult psychiatry 24 73
Pediatrics 16 48
Psychosomatic medicine 13 39
Neurology 5 15
Social medicine 2 6
Psychology 2 6
Forensic psychiatry, internal medicine, gynecology, preventive medicine (1 each) 1 3
Assessment   
Written examinations 9 27
Multiple-choice tests 8 24
Questions contributed to adult psychiatry examination 6 18
Oral examinations 4 12
Objective structured clinical examination 3 9
No examination 3 9
Not specified 2 6
Hours taught per semester (n = 21) Mean Range
  34 1-212
  1. n = number of departments responding (multiple responses possible)