Diversity in health training: experiences of undergraduate students at a federal university





Pedagogical practices, Health and Diversity, Degree in Health, National Curriculum Guidelines


INTRODUCTION: The theme of diversity in higher education is still largely absent. In this context, Affirmative Action policies began to mobilize more intensely the need to rethink higher education. Thus, arises the debate on the need to rethink the training and political pedagogical projects of undergraduate courses. OBJECTIVE: This study’s goal is to understand how the theme of diversity is present in undergraduate health courses at a federal university, through the experiences of students in their final year of undergraduate. METHOD: This is a research with a qualitative approach. As a data collection tool, a semi-structured interview with a script of guiding questions was used. Seven students from nursing, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, and medicine courses at a federal university participated in the study. RESULTS: The meanings of the themes of diversity in health education were shown. They revealed the weaknesses in the lack of guarantee of these themes in a transversal way during graduation. One of the highlighted points is the presence of diversity in the university space as a form of mobilization and changes in teaching. FINAL CONSIDERATIONS: The study showed the need to develop strategies that ensure the discussion of diversity issues in health education in an institutionalized way, as well as an integral part of the university's broader project.


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Diversity in health training: experiences of undergraduate students at a federal university. (2023). International Journal of Education and Health, 7, e5310. https://doi.org/10.17267/2594-7907ijeh.2023.e5310

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