Physis: Revista de Saúde Coletiva
On-line version ISSN 1809-4481
KERR-PONTES, Ligia Regina Sansigolo et al. Reflections on the evaluation of brazilian graduate studies with an emphasis on the collective health field. Physis [online]. 2005, vol.15, n.1, pp.83-94. ISSN 1809-4481. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-73312005000100005.
This article aims to reflect on the criteria used in the current evaluation of graduate studies in Brazil and their impact on different programs, highlighting the analysis of the Collective Health field. The article emphasizes, on the one hand, the importance of evaluation processes for consolidating the teaching and research system, contributing decisively to the promotion and monitoring of its quality. On the other, the authors invite readers to reflect on the underlying concept of science in these criteria and their impact on the set of courses comprising Collective Health graduate studies in the country. The authors thus point to the obstacles on various levels and the inequalities between regions and between institutions that are geographically close, but which develop their practices in distinct contexts. The article concludes by inquiring as to the correspondence between the historical background and the commitments marking the history of Collective health and the current directions in the evaluation of graduate studies in this field of knowledge and practice.
Keywords : Evaluation; graduate studies; science; Collective health.