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URQUIZA ALVAREZ, Juan et al. Learning requirements on the performance of tutors in the subject Public Health. Rev EDUMECENTRO [online]. 2014, vol.6, n.1, pp.160-173. ISSN 2077-2874.

Background: tutorial education is an essential pillar in doctor's training, as it enables the learner to achieve a greater degree of independence, creativity and behavioral changes. Objective: to design training activities for a better performance of Comprehensive General Medicine specialists who are tutors and teach the subject of Public Health at the Sur University Polyclinic of Placetas. Methods: a documentary analysis, a semi-structured interview with doctors acting as tutors, a focus group with students and a nominal group with teachers. Results: it was found that doctors have an important number of pedagogical difficulties, and in the mastery of topics of the subject, for providing a proper work education in order to train quality human resources in professional practice. A postgraduate course was designed, with a curriculum that allowed solving this problem. Conclusions: the learning needs of Comprehensive General Medicine specialists were identified in relation to their work as tutors in the subject Public Health. It was found that the level of knowledge on its topics was insufficient, according to the assessment of the results. Based on their learning needs, an update postgraduate course was designed. It was structured in order to improve the knowledge, skills and values that these professionals must have in this field. The improvement proposal was rated as positive by experts who found it necessary, comprehensive and very much updated.

Palabras clave : teaching; learning; community-based family medicine; primary health care.

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