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Revista chilena de nutrición

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Abstract

SAAVEDRA R, Eugenia; ILLESCA P, Mónica  and  CABEZAS G, Mirtha. Problem-based learning as a strategy for acquisition of generic skills: students of nutrition and dietetics, Universidad de La Frontera. Rev. chil. nutr. [online]. 2014, vol.41, n.2, pp.167-172. ISSN 0717-7518.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0717-75182014000200007.

The study of generic skills in the training of health professionals has become an instrument of increasing value to the institutions of higher education and health centers. In order to know in detail the opinions of students of the career of nutrition and dietetics of the Faculty of Medicine, Universidad de La Frontera, Temuco-Chile related to the generic competences acquired during their training process, 5th year students took part in two focus groups, after signing an informed consent. The analysis of data followed a scheme of progressive reduction of them, validating by triangulation of researchers. The results represent the consistency that must exist between study and educational plan didactics in the development of the generic competences, so necessary nowadays for the work insertion of health professionals.

Keywords : Professional competence; nutritionist; human resources formation; professional education; students, health occupations.

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