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Revista de Saúde Pública

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Abstract

CANDEIAS, Nelly Martins Ferreira; ABUJAMRA, Alcéa Maria David  and  PEREIRA, Isabel Maria Teixeira Bicudo. The delineation of the professional role of Health Education specialists: a technical proposal. Rev. Saúde Pública [online]. 1991, vol.25, n.4, pp. 289-298. ISSN 0034-8910.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-89101991000400008.

The responsabilities, competencies and subcompetencies of the Health Education Specialists of the State Health Departament of S. Paulo are assessed in this study with a view to verifying the agreement, or otherwise, between the proposals for the technical activity of these health professionals in Brazil and in the United States. With this end in view the document entitled "A Framework for the Development of Competency-based Curricula for Entry - level Health Education" was utilized as the basis for the questions included in the questionaires submitted to health educators. The results describe the degree of importance attributed to the technical responsabilities and the frequency with which these are performed in the service network of the State Health Department of S. Paulo, Brazil.

Keywords : Health education [manpower]; Professional competence.

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