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NASCIMENTO, Débora Dupas Gonçalves do  and  OLIVEIRA, Maria Amélia de Campos. Professional competences and the training process in a multi-professional internship in Family Health. Saude soc. [online]. 2010, vol.19, n.4, pp.814-827. ISSN 0104-1290.

Multi-professional internship in Family Health (MIFH) is a modality of a postgraduate degree specialization course, which is intended to develop competences in health professionals to work in SUS (Brazil´s National Health System). Our objective was to construct a profile of competences to guide the professional training at MIFH. This qualitative research was performed with 15 preceptors of an MIFH and eight health workers of the Family Health Strategy. Empirical data analysis was conducted utilizing the discourse analysis techniques proposed by Fiorin and adapted by Car and Bertolozzi. The competences found were classified in the domain areas proposed by Witt: professional values, communication, teamwork, management, community oriented, health promotion, problem solving, attention to health, educational, and in basic sciences of public health. The construction of a competence profile revealed a pedagogical and political potentiality of the MIFH to transform health care practices and the need to consider education in a broader perspective of the health-disease process.

Keywords : Professional Competence; Internship; Family Health Program; SUS - Brazilian National Health System.

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