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Gac Sanit. 2015 Jan-Feb;29(1):44-50. doi: 10.1016/j.gaceta.2014.07.010. Epub 2014 Sep 17.

[Public health competencies and contents in pharmacy degree programs in Spanish universities].

[Article in Spanish]

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1
Departamento de Salud Pública, Historia de la Ciencia y Ginecología, Universidad Miguel Hernández, Alicante, España; CIBER de Epidemiología y Salud Pública, España. Electronic address: blumbreras@umh.es.
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Departamento de Enfermería Comunitaria, Medicina Preventiva y Salud Pública e Historia de la Ciencia, Área de Medicina Preventiva y Salud Pública, Universidad de Alicante, Alicante, España.
3
CIBER de Epidemiología y Salud Pública, España; Departamento de Enfermería Comunitaria, Medicina Preventiva y Salud Pública e Historia de la Ciencia, Área de Medicina Preventiva y Salud Pública, Universidad de Alicante, Alicante, España.
4
Fundación Dr. Antonio Esteve, Barcelona, España.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To identify public health core competencies and contents in pharmacy degrees at a meeting of public health lecturers in pharmacy degrees from various public and private universities.

METHODS:

The first Meeting of the Forum of University Teaching Staff in Pharmacy Degrees was held at the Faculty of Medicine in the Complutense University, Madrid, Spain on the 19(th) and 20(th) of November 2013. The meeting was attended by 17 lecturers. Participants brought their own teaching programs and were given two previous studies on public health competencies for analysis of public health contents and competencies in pharmacy degrees. Working groups were formed and the results were shared.

RESULTS:

The highest number of core competencies was identified in the following functions: "Assessment of the population's health needs" and "Developing health policies". The final program included basic contents organized into 8 units: Concept of Public Health, Demography, Epidemiological Method, Environment and Health, Food Safety, Epidemiology of Major Health Problems, Health Promotion and Education, and Health Planning and Management.

CONCLUSIONS:

Representation of almost all the Spanish Pharmacy Faculties and the consensus reached in the description of competences and program contents will greatly improve the quality of teaching in this area.

KEYWORDS:

Competencias profesionales; Farmacia; Pharmacy; Professional competencies; Public health; Salud pública

PMID:
25240270
DOI:
10.1016/j.gaceta.2014.07.010
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