PROFESSIONAL MASTER'S IN COLLECTIVE HEALTH DENTISTRY

The Professional Masters in Collective Health Dentistry is a multidisciplinary course, aimed at the critical training of health managers. Currently, it is the only program available in this category, in Dentistry, with a score of 5. The course began in 2003 and graduated more than 100 students, who have as a characteristic, previous experience in health management. The differential of this course is to integrate academics with services, where students are engaged in clinical management and services within the six Family Health Units and other units providing different levels of care. For this task, students are supervised by tutors, who receive grants from two funding agencies, especially the Ministry of Health and the Municipality of Piracicaba, in addition to having the support of the Department of Health and COSEMS. The course has 15 courses, 6 research topics and all 11 permanent professors teach courses, advise students and have at least one article published in a B3 or higher quality level magazine. Recent years production reports show the evolution in the number of graduate students and scientific production (scientific articles, books and book chapters). Thus, the course moves towards academic maturity, in which courses are offered each year, students have clinical, managerial and academic experience, deepening their knowledge with practical activities.

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