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Table 2 Awareness bioethics/issue pertinent to teaching of bioethics (n = 200) at the teaching hospital in Oman 2016

From: Development and validation of an instrument to measure physician awareness of bioethics and medical law in Oman

  Characteristics Total
(N = 200)
N (%)
During medical school, how many credit hours were there for ethics in your curriculum? 1 to 5 141 (70.5)
6 to 10 40 (20.0)
> 10 19 (9.5)
Do you think that the teaching about medical ethics in medical school was adequate? Yes 77 (38.5)
No 105 (52.5)
Don’t know 18 (9.0)
Do you think that the resources provided for teaching of medical ethics in your medical school were sufficient? Yes 57 (28.5)
No 113 (56.5)
Don’t know 30 (15.0)
How do you rate the relevance of the teaching of medical ethics to your practice now? Strong 59 (29.5)
Weak 141 (70.5)
Do you think that you need more of teaching of medical ethics? Yes 83 (41.5)
No 89 (44.5)
Don’t know 28 (14.0)
Do you think that medical ethics can be taught? Yes 131 (65.5)
No 42 (21.0)
Don’t know 27 (13.5)
Do you know the four principles of medical ethics? Yes 172 (86.0)
No 15 (7.5)
Don’t know 13 (6.5)