[Vocational training in public health during medical school: a pilot study]

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] [Vocational training in public health during medical school: a pilot study]

Stefania Boccia, Stefania Bruno, Chiara Cadeddu, Antonio De Belvis, Patrizia Laurenti, Umberto Moscato, Gianluigi Quaranta, Walter Ricciardi, Gianfranco Damiani, Roberto Bucci, Maria Giovanna Ficarra, Dario Arzani, Serena Carovillano, Francesco Di Nardo, Roberto Falvo, Andrea Poscia, Andrea Silenzi, Sara Vincenti

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Abstract

The need to integrate clinical and public health training of medical students is increasingly important. Future physicians need to be able to deal with new, complex and growing public health challenges. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A literature search was performed through Pubmed to identify the conceptual reference framework. Meetings were carried out to identify the most appropriate modalities and priorities required for drafting the project, to identify the skills to be acquired by students, to decide on teaching formats and methods to assess student learning, to draw up the teaching schedule, to define the statistical methods to be used to assess student satisfaction, and to perform the statistical analysis of results. Training in hospital hygiene and environmental safety was carried out through presentation of a relevant case. After being divided into groups the students attended the three units (Environmental Microbiology, Environmental Xenobiotics, Genetic Epidemiology and Molecular Biology) of the Hygiene Section of a Public Health Institute. Training in Organization and Health Programming involved presentation of a set of indicators for the definition of objectives and assessment of health systems or services. RESULTS: The literature search led to the identification of the relevant literature. With regard to student satisfaction, 96% of those who replied to the questionnaire gave an overall positive review of the training course (at least 3 on a scale from 1 to 5). CONCLUSIONS: the overall high level of student satisfaction suggests that the proposed model may be exportable. Further developments will be the assessment of trends regarding functioning of the organizational model and perceived teaching quality.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] [Vocational training in public health during medical school: a pilot study]
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)9-20
Number of pages12
JournalIGIENE E SANITÀ PUBBLICA
Volume71
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Keywords

  • medical school
  • public health

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