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SUAREZ ROSAS, Luis; BARRIOS OSUNA, Irene  and  GONZALEZ ESPINDOLA, María Elena. Methodology for external evaluation in odontology career. Educ Med Super [online]. 2012, vol.26, n.2, pp.271-293. ISSN 0864-2141.

The research study Methodology for the external evaluation of odontology career set the objectives of reviewing the Guide for External Evaluation of the Career (SEA-CU 02) included in the System of Evaluation and Accreditation of University Careers (SEA-CU), of re-designing it according to the particularities of the odontology studies within the context of the national health care, and of recommending the validation of the resulting proposal to be put into practice in the various teaching settings of the career. Twenty five experts from "Raúl González Sánchez" dental school in the Medical Sciences University of Havana, who were accepted according to the set inclusion criteria, participated in the study. Through four rounds of consultations using Delphi´s method and the electronic mail as communication channel, a new specific Guide for External Evaluation of Odontology career was designed, which combines general quality requirements for the higher education careers and specific quality requirement inherent to this specialty within the national health system, with elements of public health organization and management, and of university management.

Keywords : quality; external evaluation; accreditation of university careers; accreditation of odontology studies; teaching settings.

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