[Autom. eng. transl.] Introduction Global health is an emerging discipline for the training of today's doctors, future specialists in public health and clinical disciplines. Although training and advocacy in global health in university courses is strongly recommended at an international level, it is still not adequately structured in the educational offer and curricula of the Degree Courses in Medicine and Surgery in Italy. Materials and methods A cycle of Elective Educational Activities aimed at students of Medicine and Surgery, was offered by the Center for Research and Studies in Global Health of the Institute of Public Health-Hygiene Section UCSC with the collaboration of associations and organizations engaged in training in overall health. Six frontal and interactive lessons held by experts were held between March and May 2019 on the following topics: global health: priorities and targets of vulnerable populations; health inequalities, protection of rights and challenges for universal health coverage; impact of non-health policies on health with a focus on migrants and foreign minors, Agenda 2030 for the objectives of sustainable development; protection and care of women victims of trafficking and violence; maternal and child health in Sierra Leone. A semi-structured pre-course questionnaire was distributed to the participants to investigate training expectations and needs and a post-course structured questionnaire to explore the perception of the training relevance and impact on the future profession. Results The course recorded a total of 146 participants (61% females), enrolled mainly in the second (40.44%) and third year (39%) of the Course, and an average of 75.7 (± 19.7 SD) enrolled for meeting. The qualitative analysis of the pre-course questionnaire highlighted how students consider teaching in global health to be greater in acquiring greater awareness in exercising the profession of doctor and a systemic approach based on health determinants. The topics considered most interesting were the protection of women victims of violence (48.7%) and health inequalities (49.6%). The post-course questionnaire showed that 88.4% considered the course stimulating, 69.7% believed that this will affect their training and professional future and 65% that these issues should form an integral part of the university curriculum. . Conclusions To date, global health education has not yet fully entered the educational curriculum of the Degree Course in Medicine and Surgery. The project and the results of the survey highlight the strong interest of Medical students in acquiring skills in global health and therefore seem to encourage their curricular inclusion.
|Translated title of the contribution||[Autom. eng. transl.] Training and new challenges in Global Health: what is the perception of the training needs of students of Medicine and Surgery? The experience of the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart (UCSC) in Rome|
|Number of pages||1|
|Journal||JOURNAL OF PREVENTIVE MEDICINE AND HYGIENE|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|
- Salute Globale, Attività elettiva, Valutazione didattica