Desarrollo de un plan de estudios institucional en ética y salud pública

Translated title of the contribution: Development of an institutional curriculum in ethics and public health

Roberto Cañete, Ada Prior, Katia Brito, Dirce Guilhem, Maria R. Novaes, Kenneth W. Goodman

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Bioethics teaching has traditionally focused on classroom activities, but there is a widely recognized need for professional development opportunities for people with active scientific, clinical or administrative duties. Moreover, there is a shortage of evaluations of ethics programs and curricula. In this cross-sectional study, we surveyed hygiene, epidemiology and microbiology professionals who attended 7 ethics courses in Matanzas province, Cuba. Te curriculum consisted of 2 main themes: research ethics and public health ethics. The survey comprised pre- and post-test assessments and in-depth interviews of all participants 3 months after the end of each course. Most attendees (i) appeared to demonstrate increased of knowledge in research and public health ethics, including international guidelines, (ii) gave positive assessments of the courses and (iii) affirmed the importance and pertinence of such training activities. This small study is suggestive of the kinds of professional development opportunities available in limited resource settings.

Translated title of the contributionDevelopment of an institutional curriculum in ethics and public health
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)251-257
Number of pages7
JournalActa Bioethica
Issue number2
StatePublished - Nov 2013


  • Bioethics
  • Postgraduate education
  • Public health
  • Training program

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Health Policy


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