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GARCIA LOPEZ, Ileana et al. Histoweb: an educational tool for teaching Cuban History in medical sciences. EDUMECENTRO [online]. 2021, vol.13, n.4, pp.243-260.  Epub Dec 31, 2021. ISSN 2077-2874.


it is necessary to achieve motivation and activate the creative thinking and scientific culture of the students from the History of Cuba classes using educational tools.


to design a website for the teaching of Cuban History, in connection with the local history and medical sciences of the Sagua la Grande municipality in the training of health professionals.


a qualitative study was carried out at the Faculty of Medical Sciences of Sagua la Grande during 2018-2019. Theoretical methods were used: analysis-synthesis, induction-deduction, historical-logical and modeling; empirical ones: documentary analysis, participant observation, group interview with students, interview with teachers and criteria of specialists.


the teaching aids are insufficient to contribute to the improvement of Cuban History, where the use of the traditional ones prevailed in the classes; The basic and complementary bibliographies established by the program do not include contents on local history or the health of the municipality; Students and teachers showed interest in using technology to design a website that facilitates the aforementioned contents in connection with the History of Cuba. Students have skills in the use of electronic technology; reason why the development of Histoweb is justified.


the website constitutes an educational tool for teaching the History of Cuba in medical sciences; its design allows consulting unique documents on local history and public health of the municipality, it also compiles a wide bibliography researched in different historical sources.

Keywords : medical informatics applications; information technologies and communication projects; students; education, medical.

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