Table 1

 Core skills taught by each course

Core skilln (%)*
*Total responders, n = 12,
Cardiovascular system assessment11 (91.7)
Respiratory system assessment11 (91.7)
Gastrointestinal system assessment10 (81.8)
Neurological system assessment11 (91.7)
Urological system assessment11 (91.7)
Musculoskeletal system assessment12 (100)
Dermatological system assessment10 (83.3)
ENT system assessment11 (91.7)
Ophthalmology system assessment12 (100)
Consultation/communication skills12 (100)
Assessment of minor illness12 (100)
Assessment of minor injury12 (100)
Assessment of the paediatric patient12 (100)
Assessment of the elderly patient11 (91.7)
Assessment of the acutely disturbed patient12 (100)
Pharmacology10 (83.3)
Legal and ethics issues12 (100)
Evidence based practice12 (100)
Research and audit10 (83.3)
Paramedic skills: scene safety9 (75.0)
Paramedic skills: recognition of death9 (75.0)
Paramedic skills: advanced life support9 (75.0)
Paramedic skills: driving course D1 level8 (66.7)
Other5 (41.7)