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Table 1 Participant characteristics and description of paediatric podiatry subject delivery in different countries

From: International approaches to paediatric podiatry curricula: It’s the same, but different

  All n (% of 20) UK n (% of 7) Australia n (% of 9) Other n (% of 4)
Course content delivered by:
Academic with no paediatric expertise 10 (50%) 3 (43%) 6 (67%) 1 (25%)
Academic with paediatric expertise 6 (30%) 4 (57%) 1 (11%) 1 (25%)
Sessional or external lecturer 4 (20%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 2 (50%)
Guest lectures delivered by:
No guest lectures 7 (35%) 5 (56%) 3 (33%) 1 (25%)
Paediatric physiotherapists 6 (30%) 1 (14%) 5 (56%) 1 (25%)
Paediatric orthotists 5 (25%) 2 (29%) 1 (11%) 1 (25%)
Paediatric occupational therapists 5 (25%) 0 (0%) 6 (67%) 0 (0%)
Medical (including orthopaedics, rheumatology, paediatricians) 3 (15%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 1 (25%)
Unknown 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%)
Curriculum updates:
Annually reviewed and updated 17 (85%) 6 (67%) 7 (78%) 4 (100%)
Responsibility of academic 3 (15%) 1 (14%) 2 (22%) 0 (0%)
Year students are first introduced to paediatric specific content
 1 5 (25%) 2 (14%) 2 (22%) 1 (25%)
2 5 (25%) 3 (43%) 2 (22%) 0 (0%)
3 7 (35%) 3 (43%) 4 (44%) 1 (25%)
4 2 (10%) 0 (0%) 1 (12%) 1 (25%)
Unknown 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%)
Approximate hours of paediatric specific content:
 < 5 1 (3%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%)
 5–10 4 (20%) 4 (58%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
 11–15 1 (2%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
 16–20 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
 21–25 4 (20%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%)
 > 26 11 (55%) 1 (14%) 8 (89%) 2 (50%)
Content is primarily delivered by:
 Face to face lectures 16 (80%) 6 (86%) 6 (67%) 4 (100%)
 Face to face tutorials 3 (15%) 1 (14%) 2 (22%) 0 (0%)
 Recorded/online lectures 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%)