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E-learning in multi-professional health training: an initial evaluation

As part of the proposal of the National Program for Reorientation of Professional Training in Health (Pró-Saúde), this report discusses the project at the Ribeirão Preto School of Medicine, University of São Paulo (FMRP/USP). The focus is a strategy for the inclusion of information and communication technologies in extramural undergraduate training at FMRP, aimed at defining and deploying e-learning technological resources to support student and faculty activities, information management, continuing education, and formative second opinion. The methodological approach designed both the process of covering part of the actions from the Setting for Practice in Primary Healthcare pertaining to expansion of the fiber optic network, essential for supporting and developing ICT use, and the qualitative approach of an exploratory study on the use of e-learning in the first year of the Community Healthcare course in the undergraduate medical program. The study used two focus groups and a structured questionnaire for students and faculty.

e-learning; delivery of health care; medical education; interdisciplinary

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