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Educación Médica Superior

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LOZOYA ANGULO, Alma Dinora; ZARATE DEPRAECT, Nikell Esmeralda  and  ALVARADO FELIX, Esmeralda. Case and simulation study for the comprehensive training of students in medical psychology. Educ Med Super [online]. 2019, vol.33, n.1, e1535.  Epub Sep 30, 2019. ISSN 0864-2141.


The social and problematic realities that are visible in the process of change of education centered on teaching before the pedagogy focused on learning, demand a teaching commitment in didactic competitions, to respond from its function in the integral formation of students and achieve educational quality in higher education.


To carry out a documentary review regarding the topic of case study and simulation as active methodologies for the integral formation of students in medical psychology.


The qualitative, exploratory method was used; the technique of data collection was through a documentary review of 30 investigations related to the subject of case study and simulation in medical psychology.


The case study and the simulation as active methodologies were valued as effective, since the student achieves competences such as autonomy, independence, leadership, capacity for reflection and critical thinking, curiosity for entrepreneurship, as well as the decision making, an essential part of a comprehensive academic education.


Active methodologies such as the case study and simulation promote the integral education of the student in the health area, since they allow the student to participate in building their group learning, which promotes the development of competences to act in real situations.

Keywords : Active methodologies; case study; simulation; integral formation; higher education.

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