versão ISSN 1727-897X
GUTIERREZ ESCOBAR, Míriam et al. Distance learning course for scientific articles writting. MediSur [online]. 2009, vol.7, n.2, pp. 12-17. ISSN 1727-897X.
Background: Scientific publications within Medical Sciences are an important factor for professionals to achieve services of excellence. However, the training to write this kind of articles is not enough. Objective: To design a theoretical and practical course of composition and style for scientific articles publications. Methods: Observational, descriptive, cross-sectional study including 50 professionals of the Medical School Branch. The main difficulties that they face to publish an article were determined and a distance learning course was designed on this basis, using the Moodle platform. Results: All the surveyed individuals referred that among the main causes limiting their ability to publish scientific articles are: little practical knowledge about the requirements to write scientific articles, not receiving any subject enhancing textual composition during their academic formation, and not attending to any post-graduate course aimed at improving academic writing for publication. A curse of 10 hours (theoretical part) and 30 hours (practical part) divide into five chapters including stylistic, methodological and compositional elements. Conclusions: This course helps improving the composition of scientific articles written by professional and their further publication in scientific journals.
Palavras-chave : Publications; scientific and technical publications; writing; technical standards; health sciences; courses; education, distance.