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Educación Médica Superior

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Abstract

VIDAL LEDO, María et al. Relevance and curriculum adjustments of technology career in health information systems in health. Educ Med Super [online]. 2012, vol.26, n.2, pp.196-215. ISSN 0864-2141.

Objectives: to evaluate the relevance of adjustments and changes in the curricular design and their implementation. Methods: a retrospective and descriptive research study covering 5 selected provinces where the medical studies are performed since 2003. Some qualitative techniques were used like focal group, evaluative survey of students and professors, interviews to professors and methodologists from the faculty of this career, as well as direct observation of the implementation process to obtain consensus criteria according to the scope of the set objective. All this information was processed through concordance and difference methods, analysis, synthesis and generalization of results. Results: completion, categorization and preparation of the faculty, after the intervention project to raise their category levels; characteristics and composition of the curricula in terms of disciplines and contents; the availability of basic digital and printed literature as well as the use of ICTs and virtual environments in and for teaching; the selection and accreditation of teaching scenarios, the assurance of methodologies and material conditions, all of which led to the re-design of the curriculum. Conclusions: characterization of the faculty and drawing up of the improvement and promotion plans, as well as the preparation of a novel curricular design, adapted to the new educational prospects, which comprises a competence-based curriculum with more flexibility, relevance, systematization, integration and contextualization.

Keywords : teaching and learning process; teaching quality.

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