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SOUZA C, Denise Raquel et al. Healthy environment and learning in courses in the area of health: a possible reality. av.enferm. [online]. 2011, vol.29, n.2, pp. 263-270. ISSN 0121-4500.
The goal was to identify the students' social representations about the Center for Health Sciences in the context of health, environment and human development. The subjects of this exploratory-descriptive and comparative research were sixty-two Nursing and Pharmacy students. The instrument and techniques were a semi-structured questionnaire, the free word association and the expressive technique of collage. Data collection was performed with the approval of the ethics committee. Thirteen nursing students represented the Center as disorganized and eight Pharmacy students, as a place for learning. Students defined it as a second home. Some see it as inadequate, confusing, spatially fragmented and organized according to the status of the courses. For both types of students, the lack of resources interferes with the teaching-learning process. The total variance of the data reached 82%. The F1 axis, with 51.9%, includes representations regarding safety, good food and water quality. In the F2 axis, with 30.1%, shows Pharmacy student representations regarding the structure of the Center, but they are pleased to study at this public university. In the expressive technique of collage eight themes were categorized: nature, organization and human relationships, family and risks, happiness, religion and expectations. We concluded that there is a relationship between knowledge and university education and representations of the environment.
Keywords : health promotion; nursing education.