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Revista de Salud Pública

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RODRIGUEZ-VILLAMIZAR, Laura A. et al. Assessment of curricular contents and perception of competencies of health students related to the integrated health care model in Colombia. Rev. salud pública [online]. 2017, vol.19, n.4, pp.491-498. ISSN 0124-0064.


To identify the perception of the last level students of the professional and technical health training programs regarding their competences to perform in the MIAS, and to evaluate the presence of said competences within the curricular contents of the health programs in Santander.


A transversal descriptive study was carried out in 451 students and a documentary review of curricula was performed for 26 programs. The content of an online questionnaire on the perception of competences in the areas of knowledge, attitudes and abilities was constructed and validated.


In the documentary review, deficiencies were found in the inclusion of competencies such as leadership (80 %) and differential approach in care (84 %). In the perception survey, 36 % of the students stated that they had regular or deficient knowledge about Integral Routes of Health Care, benefit plans and actors of the health system. Additionally, 7.5 % stated they were not competent to carry out intersectoral coordination activities, epidemiological surveillance or public health research.


The results show the need to include in the curricula of health programs some fundamental aspects for the proper implementation of MIAS.

Keywords : Competency-based education; professional competence; curriculum; primary health care; Colombia; (source: MeSH, NLM).

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