Interprofessional Education in Master’s and Doctoral programs: postgraduate students’ perception* * This research resulted from the main author’s postdoctoral internship, supervised by the last author, and was developed in the Postgraduate Program Teaching in the Health Sciences - CEDESS (Center for the Development of Higher Education in the Area of Health)/UNIFESP (Universidade Federal de São Paulo).

Maria Aparecida de Oliveira Freitas Gabriela Souza dos Santos Demarchi Rosana Aparecida Salvador Rossit About the authors

Abstract

This research was developed in the context of postgraduate studies in the area of health and aimed to analyze the perception of students who attended the discipline Teacher Education in Health in relation to the principles of Interprofessional Education. Interprofessional Education has remarkable characteristics: Teamwork, discussion of roles and responsibilities, commitment to the solution of problems, permanent exercise of dialog, and negotiation in decision-making. A Likert-type instrument was answered by 79 estudents. The data underwent statistical and content analyses. The nucleus ‘Discipline’s Guiding Principles’ indicates that working in teams is possible and may be a path towards the development of teachers committed to the health professionals education aligned with the principles of the Brazilian National Health System (SUS).

Keywords:
Interprofessional education; Teacher education; Postgraduate studies

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