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Educación Médica Superior

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DORTA CONTRERAS, Alberto Juan et al. Link of teaching and research in the Immunology subject for students of Health Technology. Educ Med Super [online]. 2008, vol.22, n.1. ISSN 0864-2141.

OBJECTIVE: to attain the link between teaching and research in the Immunology subject for students of Health Technology. METHODS: practical activities of Immunology were established in the Cerebrospinal Fluid Central Lab for all the 4th-year students of the career of this specialty and modality. The practical activity included the use of various techniques. The interested were advised to make a research paper on neuroimmunology topics based on the patients suffering specific diseases at the same hospitals of the students as a final test of the subject. RESULTS: the support to this strategy was unanimous with highly satisfactory results. The evaluation consisted in the oral and writing presentation of the final papers. Of the 10 papers presented, 6 have the highest qualification, and 4 were recommended to be presented in the Student's Scientific Meeting of faculty. CONCLUSIONS: the results confirmed the convenience of linking theory with practice and with the research activities in the teaching of this specialty and modality.

Keywords : Teaching; research; Immunology; Health Technology.

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