Iniciativas curriculares orientadas a la formación de competencias investigativas en los programas de las ciencias de la salud

Translated title of the contribution: Curricular Initiatives Aimed at Developing Research Competencies in Health Science Programs

Yuri Castro-Rodríguez

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In the realm of health sciences, various educational strategies exist to fos-ter an interest in scientific research, aiming to acquaint students with pro-cesses involving evidence-based decision-making. This study compiles initiatives implemented in health science programs to promote and develop research competencies (RC) among undergraduate students. Scopus, Web of Science, MEDLINE (via PubMed), and SciELO databases were used for the search. The focus was on identifying educational interventions that as-sessed/measured research competencies. Original articles implemented in programs such as Human Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy and Biochemistry, Obstetrics, Nursing, Medical Technology, and Nutrition were included. Nu-merous initiatives were found under designations like “research project,” “re-search program,” “research mentorship,” “reading clubs,” etc. Although these terms appeared under various designations, some are more common in Spanish (such as research groups and Student Scientific Societies), while others are used not only for developing research competencies but also for fostering transversal and communication skills (like poster presentations). In health science programs, multiple curricular initiatives have focused on developing research competencies. Implementing a range of initiatives in a curriculum is advisable to offer diverse learning experiences.

Translated title of the contributionCurricular Initiatives Aimed at Developing Research Competencies in Health Science Programs
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)562-577
Number of pages16
Issue number4
StatePublished - 3 Oct 2023
Externally publishedYes

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