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Educación Médica Superior

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VIDAL LEDO, María. Evaluation of the curriculum design of the Health Information Management profile of the Health Technology career. Educ Med Super [online]. 2008, vol.22, n.1. ISSN 0864-2141.

OBJECTIVE: to present the evaluation of the curriculum design of the Health Information Management profile as part of the design and implementation process, starting from the carrying out of the research-action project that gave rise to it. DEVELOPMENT: the evaluative model was designed in a participative way by incorporating all the parts involved. The evaluation was conceived in such a way that it would be centred in the institution and in the user, and that the corresponding decisions for its improvement could be taken, directed to the achievement of the planned goals, the curriculum and the teaching-learning process by applying different techniques and tools. It had three stages: self-evaluation, adjustment and improvement and external assessment. It was recommended to maintain the current curriculum design, with light changes, without affecting its essence. It was proved the pertinence of the pedagogical model, which conserves the ruling ideas of the axes in the formation of values and linking in the social practice. It also preserves the continuity of the studies according to the spheres of competence and performance of the students. The strategy for the intensive use of the information and communications technologies in the teaching-learning process, and in the network work was defined. The early decentralization of the curriculum without guaranteeing the methodological assurance, the material conditions, and the accreditation of the teaching settings was considered a deficiency. CONCLUSIONS: a lack of bibliography and equipment was observed, and the appropriate measures for the effective development of the teaching process and the adjustment of the educational model as a whole were taken. Recommendations for the future work were made.

Keywords : Curriculum design; health information management profile; health technology.

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