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Revista Cubana de Medicina General Integral

versión impresa ISSN 0864-2125versión On-line ISSN 1561-3038


BERDASQUERA CORCHO, Denis  y  CRUZ MARTINEZ, Georgina. Considerations of the graduates from the diploma course in communicable diseases. Rev Cubana Med Gen Integr [online]. 2007, vol.23, n.1. ISSN 0864-2125.

The diploma course in communicable diseases began to be conducted in the municipality of Guanajay, Havana province, as part of a training program of human resources in this medical field in the territory. After two years of implementation and under a descriptive study design, some characteristics of the 44 graduates from the 2 academic courses are identified and the satisfaction degree of the graduates in relation to different aspects of its organization and functioning is identified. It was observed a prevalence of female students mostly aged 30-34. 45.5 % were professionals of the own municipality, 56.8 % were physicians, and more than 60 % graduated with excellent marks. Most of the graduates felt satisfied with the knowledge and skills acquired in the research and control of the focus of infectious diseases. For 79.5 % of the students, the quality of the diploma course was excellent, more than 90 % considered the teaching quality was good, and more than 97 % thougth it was important for their postgraduate training and for their daily work. The graduates believe they have acquired the necessary scientific and technical training, according to the diploma course profile, which proves that the course offered advantages and upgrading opportunities to the health personnel of the territory.

Palabras clave : Postgraduate education; human resources training; diploma course; communicable diseases; primary health care..

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