Table 1

Characteristics of the 33 studies reviewed
Country USA (15)
UK (13)
Australia, Canada, Ireland (1 each)
Vietnam (1)
Systematic review (1)
Type of Master’s Public Health (8)
Nursing (8)
Physiotherapy (5)
General or family medicine (4)
Occupational therapy (2)
Others (6: physician assistants, allied health professionals, health communication, pharmacists, global health, psychiatric rehabilitation)
Level of evidence: all level 4 ‘Triangulation’ design (18) (17 alumni surveys and 1 employer survey)
Comparison with non-independent reference standard (3, alumni surveys)
Sequential design (1)
Mixed methods approach (3): sequential exploratory (2), triangulation (1)
Qualitative (7)
Systematic review (1)
Study design Quantitative (22)
Qualitative (7)
Mixed methods (3)
Systematic review (1)

Zwanikken et al.

Zwanikken et al. BMC Medical Education 2013 13:18   doi:10.1186/1472-6920-13-18

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