Educación Médica Superior
versão ISSN 0864-2141
The curriculum design is an exercise of cultural selection, a practice of election and exclusion of contents, with the characteristic that it is aimed at defining those that are indispensable for the desired training, a very complex action if the fast changes ocurring nowadays in the sphere of human knowledge and the increasing demands of professional training are taken into account. The competences are a conceptualization and a way of actioning in the management of human resources that allow a better articulation among management, work and education understood as an integrated combination of knowledge, skills and attitudes contributing to an adequate and timely performance in different contexts. The curriculum design by competences has more and more followers and medical education does not escape from this trend.
Palavras-chave : CURRICULUM; PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE; EDUCATION, MEDICAL; EDUCATION PROFESSIONAL; APTITUDE.