Autores: Paulo H. N. M. Pires1, Sílvia M. E. Duran2, Ronald Siemens3
1Lúrio University Lecturer, Family and Community Medicine Specialist, Mozambique.
2Lúrio University Lecturer, Optometrist, Occupational Health Master, Mozambique.
3Assistant clinical professor, Division of Paediatrics emergency medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Canada.
Goals: University of Lúrio Pedagogic Directorate’s goal is to adopt a health sciences community-based learning methodology and improve teaching practice. With this aim, the Community Health Discipline (common to the 6 Health Sciences Faculty Courses and present in all semesters of pre-graduate curriculum) assessment was made, consequently producing a curricular development proposal regarding Family and Community Health. Methodology: Qualitative participatory research methodologies using bibliographic review, surveys, interviews and focal group discussions. The population studied included the Community Health Discipline lecturers, students in all Health Sciences Faculty Courses, families participating in One Student One Family Program and local community leaders. Results: Community Health Discipline assessment revealed successes and challenges which led to curriculum development suggestions for the Family and Community Health program. This
proposal was approved by Health Sciences Faculty Council as a quality improvement methodology. Nevertheless, the Faculty did not implement curriculum revision.