Educación Médica Superior
versão ISSN 0864-2141
PERDOMO VICTORIA, Irene; CARABALLOSO HERNANDEZ, Magali e DURANONES RODRIGUEZ, Lourdes. Evaluación de la competencia profesional de los especialistas de higiene y epidemiología. Educ Med Super [online]. 2003, vol.17, n.2, pp. 0-0. ISSN 0864-2141.
The present research is aimed to identify the degree of scientific and technical training and the attitudes of the Hygiene and Epidemiology specialists educated under the new syllabus and graduated between 1992 and 1997 in the provinces of Havana City and Havana. A guide of interviews was designed and applied to explore the teaching and working background of the specialists, and an evaluative tool was also used to identify their level of knowledge on topics related to the final profile of the syllabus. A Lickert -like scale was used to determine the attitudes of the graduates in the activities connected with their profession. In the measurement of the knowledge level, 59.2 % of the specialists attain a general mark beteen 80 and 100 points, whereas only 3,7 % got grades under 70 points. It was found that 74 % of the evaluated had a positive attitude towards the analysis of the health situaction in Cuba, 70.4 % towards epidemiological surveillance and the evaluation of programs and services, and only 57.3 % towards research. The Hygiene and Epidemiology graduates had greater difficulties at the level of research competence, the health programs management and epidemiological surveillance.
Palavras-chave : PROFESIONAL COMPETENCE; ESPECIALITIES MEDICAL [education]; HYGIENE [education]; EPIDEMIOLOGY [education]; APTITUDE; PROFESIONAL PRACTICE.