Revista de Ciencias Médicas de Pinar del Río
versão On-line ISSN 1561-3194
MARTINEZ GUTIERREZ, José Francisco et al. Analysis of the Syllabus of the Subject of Pediatrics in the 4th Academic Year of the Medicine Major. Rev Ciencias Médicas [online]. 2007, vol.11, n.3, pp. 8-17. ISSN 1561-3194.
A critical analysis of the Syllabus of the subject of Pediatrics was carried out, considering the new transformations that have taken place in the Higher Education generally and the Medical Education particularly, aimed at suggesting changes which help to perfect the teaching of Pediatrics in our environment. The responses of the Higher Education in the world that is being transformed should follow the criteria that determine their hierarchy, namely, pertinence, quality and internationalization. The university will reach its excellence when the science, technology, and art developed in it take part in the culture of the society as a consequence of its competence and interaction with it. The University's social assignment is to form competent professionals, capable of assimilating the technological changes and introduce them into the social practice in a creative and innovative way; this demands transformations in the process of forming the professional, which respond to the cultural change dynamics of the world for this new century. The Curricular Design has undergone different stages, and its re-evaluation has caused the process of perfecting the higher education to be one of the challenges to be faced, generally, in the current educational processes, which motivates us to critically analyze the syllabus to evaluate its transformation today.
Palavras-chave : Medical Education; Universities; Postgraduate Education.