Abstract

Objective: To conform a frame of reference for the organization of the public health teaching in university degrees in Spain, in agreement with the directives of the European Space for Higher Education. Methods: Specific professional competencies in public health have been extracted from the Libros blancos published by the ANECA (National Agency of Quality Evaluation) for the degrees on medicine, pharmacy, nursing, human nutrition and dietetics, optics and optometry, veterinary, social work, occupational relations, teacher training, and environmental sciences. Following the framework proposed by the Working Group on professional competencies in public health in Spain, we have selected those competences that enable future professionals to participate in the development of the public health from their field of activity. We have also identified and correlated the specific competences of each degree with the corresponding activities and functions. Results: All the studied degrees have competences in public health functions. The majority has also defined activities in community health analysis, design and implementation of health interventions and programmes, promotion of social participation and citizen’s control of their own health. Conclusions: There is academic space for the multidisciplinary development of the public health in Spain beyond the health professions. The identification of the specific competencies of each degree related with activities on public health reveal what are the contents to be in included in each syllabus. & 2007 SESPAS. Published by Elsevier España, S.L. All rights reserved. ado por Elsevier España, S.L. Todo Introducción La adaptación de las titulaciones de grado al Espacio Europeo de Educación Superior (EEES) brinda la oportunidad de reorganizar los contenidos de salud pública impartidos en la universidad española en los programas de grado y posgrado, y siguiendo la s los derechos reservados.

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@inproceedings{Dav2009InP, title={In Press}, author={Mari Carmen Dav{\'o} and Diana Gil-Gonz{\'a}lez and Carmen Vives-Cases and Carlos {\'A}lvarez-Dardet and Elena Ronda and Teresa Ruiz-Cantero}, year={2009} }