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Educación Médica Superior

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TEXIDOR PELLON, Raiza; DIAZ VALLE, Reinaldo Rogelio; REYES MIRANDA, Daniel  and  FERNANDEZ CAMPO, Ramona. Considerations about the quality of the program for the postgraduate course technical English for Dental Practitioners. Educ Med Super [online]. 2019, vol.33, n.1, e1659.  Epub Mar 01, 2019. ISSN 0864-2141.


an educative program will be considered to have a good quality if it achieves the planned goals and objectives; if it has valuable and useful contents which respond to the necessary requirements to train the student comprehensively.


to characterize some variables concerning the quality of the syllabus of the postgraduate course “Technical English for Dental Professionals”


a cross sectional and descriptive study was conducted in the Dental Faculty of Havana in the second semester of the academic year 2016-2017. The following variables were analyzed: pertinence and social impact of the syllabus, syllabus of the course, academic tradition of the institution where the course was taught, work and academic background of the teachers that taught the course and the material and administrative backup for the syllabus.


the studied variables were evaluated as good, although there are difficulties with the scientific and research production of the English teachers that taught the course. Thirty-three of the forty-five of the participants of the course evaluated the physical conditions of the classrooms and the access to technology between 8 and 9 (73,3 %) and 12 of them between 6 and 7 (26 %).


the variables studied show the quality of the syllabus of the postgraduate course “Technical English for Dental Professionals”. Nevertheless, the need for air conditioning of the classrooms and the improvement of the timetable are evident. At the same time there are differences in the work and academic background of the teachers who taught the course.

Keywords : quality; syllabus; postgraduate course; english; dental professional.

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