Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
On-line version ISSN 1678-4561Print version ISSN 1413-8123
MESTRINER JUNIOR, Wilson; MESTRINER, Soraya Fernandes; BULGARELLI, Alexandre Fávero and MISHIMA, Silvana Martins. The development of competences on primary health care: experience in the Huka-Katu project. Ciênc. saúde coletiva [online]. 2011, vol.16, suppl.1, pp.903-912. ISSN 1678-4561. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-81232011000700022.
This article explores the possibility of integration in the learning process in health services network of the Native People Health Sub-system, an integrant part of the Brazilian Unified Health System. This leading role is present in several instances and stimulates changes in the health professional education. It also emphasizes that the pedagogical conception and the methodologies of the teaching-learning process are important themes for the development of competencies of new health professionals. The aim of this article is to present by means of a descriptive analysis, the context in which the preparatory process is developed for the optative stage "Huka-Katu project - FORP-USP in the Xingu" highlighting the development of cognitive aspects presented in the proposition of actions directed to the primary care. The required competencies for the practice of the surgeon dentist in the primary health care is the base for the construction of SUS, while these competencies should answer the needs for the articulation of practice and education in a perspective of health care.
Keywords : Dental education; Dental health education; Human resources formation; Professional competence; Primary health care.