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HORTALE, Virginia Alonso; LEAL, Maria do Carmo; MOREIRA, Carlos Otávio Fiúza  and  AGUIAR, Adriana Cavalcanti de. Characteristics and limits of Professional Master in the Health area: study with alumni from Oswaldo Cruz Foundation. Ciênc. saúde coletiva [online]. 2010, vol.15, n.4, pp.2051-2058. ISSN 1678-4561.

This paper discuss findings of a follow-up study with alumni of three graduate courses known as "professional master" oriented toward institutional innovation in management of science and technology, offered by Oswaldo Cruz Foundation to its employees. The study analyzed alumni profile and characteristics, identified evidence of changes in their original workplace and assessed the relationship between the courses proposals, institutional needs and alumni expectations. The paper presents limits and possibilities of this new format of graduate courses, emphasizing its evaluation as strategic for institutional development. Despite of respondents' satisfaction with the courses, this inquiry discloses institutional difficulties to incorporate some innovations, including those concerned to its institutional management.

Keywords : Graduate courses; Professional master; Alumni; Assessment; Follow up studies.

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