Health teaching as an object of research in academic graduate programs: an analysis of the Pro-Ensino na Saúde* * This article results from the “Formação Profissional para a Integralidade no Cuidado: aticulando formação, avaliação e integração com o SUS”, funded by CAPES, Notice 024/2010 – Pró-Ensino na Saúde (AUXPE 1605/2011).

Silvia Helena Arias Bahia Ana Estela Haddad Nildo Alves Batista Sylvia Helena Souza da Silva Batista About the authors

This study aimed to understand the inductive potential of the Pro-Saude Program as an education policy for academic graduate programs and for the development of research on Health teaching, using data from 31 projects and interviews with 17 coordinators. We identified the participation of 59 graduate programs, the realization of 395 research studies and the education of 423 professionals in 24 of the 31 projects. The investment in this program strengthened a qualified education process and the development of research in Health teaching, in the expectation of changes in the daily routine of the academia and the health service. Pró-Ensino na Saúde is recognized as an inductive policy, fostering collaborative networks and knowledge production, but it still faces the challenge of establishing itself as an effective constituent of a public policy of Health education and work.

Higher education; Graduate teaching; Health; Research; Inductive policy


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