Revista de Ciencias Médicas de Pinar del Río
On-line version ISSN 1561-3194
ARADA RODRIGUEZ, Amaelis; LINARES GONZALEZ, Aida R; PEREZ ALVAREZ, Olga Lidia and MENDEZ DIAZ, Nidia Elina. Curricular Análisis on the Syllabus of the Subject of Pediatrics for the 4th. Academic Year of Medicine. Rev Ciencias Médicas [online]. 2006, vol.10, n.3, pp. 91-100. ISSN 1561-3194.
The curricular planning requires transforming changes, capable of forming competent professionals, capable of working in accordance with the competition and performance of the current professional market. That is why the designs set in subjects, plans and/or syllabi must be in one accord with all the changes which the present-day society produces. A revision of the current curricular model of the in-force syllabus for the subject of Pediatrics was revised by a group of professors from the Department of the said subject, at "Pepe Portilla" Provincial Teaching Pediatric Hospital in Pinar del Río, during 2006. The basic aim of this documentary revision was to carry out a critical analysis on the current syllabus of the subject of Pediatrics, which allows us to formulate its transformations. The revision was done from a diagnosis with professors, 4th year students and graduates with the application of this syllabus. From the diagnosis 4 adequacies and 9 inadequacies were found in the curricular design that the syllabus presents. After the revision, the following conclusiones were tailored: the current curricular designs of the in-force syllabus for the subject of Pediatrics must be structured immediately, as it does not meet the current needs of learning on doctors' part nor does it respond to the challenges of current transformations, which is the ongoing improvement of in-force plans and syllabus for Higher Education. Curricular transformations should be carried out due to prevailing needs of development in society. Various transformations on the design of this syllabus for the subject of Pediatrics were proposed and will contribute to the development of competition and performance in accordance with the current trends.
Keywords : CURRICULAR PLANNING; CURRICULAR DESIGN; SYLLABUS FOR THE SUBJECT OF PEDIATRICS; CURRICULAR TRANSFORMATIONS.