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EDUMECENTRO

versión On-line ISSN 2077-2874

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RIBALTA GARCIA, Esther et al. Virtual course on the Cuban sign language for Medicine students. EDUMECENTRO [online]. 2017, vol.9, n.2, pp.93-109. ISSN 2077-2874.

Background: to health institutions frequently attend deaf patient and/or family who aren't always accompanied by sign language interpreters that can explain about their medical problem. Objective: to design a virtual course on Cuban sign language for Medicine students to favor the communication with the patients and/or family with auditory necessities. Methods: it was carried out a cross-sectional descriptive study in Sagua la Grande Medical Sciences university site, from September 2013 to April 2014. Theoretical methods were used: analysis-synthesis and inductive-deductive and empiric ones: an interview in questionnaire form, nominal group and specialists´ criteria to value the designed product. Results: ignorance prevailed in the students about the Cuban sign language and the necessity of knowing it to communicate with the patients and/or family with these limitations. A course was designed according to the requirements of the virtual environment. Conclusions: the specialists considered it pertinent and feasible because it favors the communication with the deaf patients and/or family, whom the medical students could interact in their profession, while applying the clinical method.

Palabras clave : user-computer interface; disabled persons; education, medical; schools, medical.

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