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Fisioterapia em Movimento

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TEIXEIRA, Renato da Costa. Adherence of the physiotherapy courses in the Northern region based on the National Curriculum Guidelines. Fisioter. mov. [online]. 2012, vol.25, n.1, pp.47-54. ISSN 1980-5918.

INTRODUCTION: After approval of the National Curriculum Guide for courses in Physiotherapy (DCN/Fisio), there was a significant increase in the number of undergraduate courses in Physiotherapy. The Northern region had the highest growth rate of these courses between 1999 and 2004, there are currently 27 courses in this region. The DCN/Fisio brought a paradigm shift in this professional education, moving from one profile to seek egress general, humanist, critical and reflective. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In order to analyze the adherence of Physiotherapy courses in the North to the DCN/Fisio, conducted a review of the pedagogical projects (PPC) of ten courses of Physiotherapy in the region, based on the same methodology used by the Anísio Teixeira National Institute of Studies and Educational Research (Inep) in 2006, in a similar study with courses of Nursing, Medicine and Dentistry. RESULTS: The mean adhesion of PPC to the DCN/Fisio was 74%. We find as best points: the collective construction of pedagogical projects, interdisciplinary curriculum or the use of methodologies that enable this practice, the integration between theory and practice, the presence of mechanism to control end of course monographs, the more breadth professional actuation areas during period training, the incentive for scientific production and the balance between the teaching schedule of essential contents and the presence of complementary activities regulation. On the other hand, we point out as fragilities: the indication that the pedagogical project was constructed in restricted groups, the literal transcription of elements of the DCN/Fisio in the pedagogical project, the use of teaching methodologies that do not match the educational perspective of the DCN/Fisio.

Keywords : Physiotherapy; Adherence; Pedagogical project of the course; National Curriculum Guidelines.

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