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SILVA, Marcos Alex Mendes da; AMARAL, João Henrique Lara do; SENNA, Maria Inês Barreiros  and  FERREIRA, Efigênia Ferreira e. The national reorientation of vocational healthcare training (Pro-Saúde) and encouragement of inclusion of differentiated learning scenarios within dentistry courses in Brazil. Interface (Botucatu) [online]. 2012, vol.16, n.42, pp.707-717. ISSN 1414-3283.

This study had the aim of ascertaining the situation regarding dentistry courses in Brazil that are involved in the National Reorientation of Vocational Healthcare Training (Pro-Saúde), in relation to different learning spaces. Document analysis was performed on the reports on the courses included in Pro-Saúde I. The item "teaching activity within the service network" and the timetabled workload of the course were the inclusion criteria. Out of 20 reports, 18 were included. There was diversity among the timetabled workloads of the higher education institutions for the primary care course, although all the institutions had students within this scenario. Five courses also included hospitals and specialized dentistry centers, and 11 included community projects. The incorporation of healthcare services as diversified learning scenarios varied, reflecting the different interpretations given regarding its importance, with consensus regarding the expectations generated by the Pro-Health stimulus.

Keywords : Pró-Saúde; Learning; Healthcare services; Community dentistry.

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