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Educación Médica Superior

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GARCIA PEREZ, Reinaldo Pablo et al. Curricular design of the Analysis of Health Situation in medical studies. Educ Med Super [online]. 2020, vol.34, n.4, e2082.  Epub Jan 01, 2021. ISSN 0864-2141.


The curricular reforms to the analysis of the health situation are oriented towards the formation of a general practitioner with transformative capacities for intervention in community health.


To identify the management given to the content of the analysis of the health situation in selected curricular elements of the study plan C of medicine, perfected in 2010.


An exploratory pedagogical investigation was carried out to study plan C of the medical studies. Analytical-synthetic and historical-logical methods were used and content analysis of the Health Situation Analysis was made in 3 curricular elements: transcendence in professional functions and skills, treatment in curricular strategies and meters in the Public Health subject, with its representation in the study plan.


In the twenty-one elements analyzed, out of the five professional functions, the Health Situation Analysis was explicit in 5 and implicit in 12. Concerning the forty application skills, it was explicit in 3 and implicit in 18, and it was included in the two curricular strategies. Regarding the Public Health subject, it employed 25.62% of the hours, and was explicit in 3 of its general objectives and implicit in the others. In the curriculum, the subject represented 5.42%; and the content of the Analysis of the Health Situation represented 1.39%.


The curricular elements analyzed revealed the reform to the content of the Analysis of the Health Situation was successful in reference to study plan C of the medical studies.

Keywords : diagnosis of the health situation; curriculum; syllabus; undergraduate education in medicine; general practitioners; public health.

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