Evolution on Infectious and Parasitic Diseases (IPD) Teaching at the Medicine School of the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) between 1963 and 2006.

by Pereira, Nelson Gonçalves

Abstract (Summary)
The author review the history of the IPD discipline since its introduction in the medical curriculum at UFRJ in 1925 and present a detailed analysis of the evolution of IPD teaching at UFRJ from 1963 up to 2006. A general overview of the medical school curriculum at UFRJ during this period is presented, including the description of the curriculum reforms of 1981 and 1994. The participation of the IPD discipline in the medical internship at UFRJ between 1965 and 2006 is discussed. The evolution of IPD undergraduate teaching between 1966 and 1987 is also summarized. The changes that were introduced in IPD undergraduate teaching after the 1998 seminar are described and their influence on the quality of IPD teaching in the subsequent years are analyzed. The author concludes that there was a general improvement in IPD teaching. However, several problems that still challenge IPD teaching at UFRJ are pointed out, including: the smaller participation of the IPD discipline in the internship since the discipline moved from the Pavilhão Carlos Chagas to the Hospital Universitário Clementino Fraga Filho, the trend for a lower participation of IPD teachers in practical training, the current rules for the selection of medical residents, and, finally, the fact that all teaching activities are carried out at a tertiary care facility, a condition that limits the opportunities for practical training on infectious diseases of lower complexity. The author suggest several measures to improve the participation of IPD discipline in the medical internship and undergraduate teaching at UFRJ.
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Bibliographical Information:

Advisor:José Rodrigues Coura

School:Faculdades Oswaldo Cruz

School Location:Brazil

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:Schools Medical Education Communicable Diseases


Date of Publication:12/18/2006

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