Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
Print version ISSN 1413-8123
MINAYO, Maria Cecília de Souza. Post-graduation in Public Health from 1997 to 2007: challenges, advances and tendencies. Ciênc. saúde coletiva [online]. 2010, vol.15, n.4, pp.1897-1907. ISSN 1413-8123. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-81232010000400002.
This article debates the performance of the Collective Health Post-Graduation in the last 12 years. It is based on a wide evaluative research performed by a group of researches of the area, through a project financed by CNPq, during the years of 2008-2009. This proposal is a sequence of another study with the same importance that occurred among the years of 1994-1997 taking it in comparison. The investigation realized in 2008-2009 analyzed the field construction, the demand, and the alumnus, the teaching staff profile, the scientific production and the internationalization of the area. There was field work and the utilization of secondary sources, mainly from Cadernos CAPES. The study showed a field that is in growing organization and powerful on the point of view of the demand, the number of masters and PhDs being titled, the content adequacy and the teaching staff as well as the scientific production. Among the persistent problems are: the high concentration of programs in the southeast region, the difference in quality among them, the difficult to absorption of the number of titled and the erratic investment in international cooperation. The Collective Health Post-Graduation is increasingly more oriented to the improvement of SUS.
Keywords : Public health post-graduation; Science and technology in health; Evaluation in science and technology.