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Ciência & Saúde Coletiva

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NAMEN, Fátima Maria  and  GALAN JR., João. Reflections on the education of health professionals. Ciênc. saúde coletiva [online]. 2011, vol.16, suppl.1, pp. 1611-1619. ISSN 1413-8123.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-81232011000700097.

The objective of the present article is primordially to rise controversies about the education as a whole and the scientific knowledge as important foundations in the academic formation. Believing that the incessant search of the masters degree courses should not limit to the theories as a mere academic education. The methodological dynamics of the knowledge is questioned, as well as truth and knowledge. The human condition is introduced as a theme that has a tendency to the post-modern era, discussing the liquidity and human fragileness. The complexity and interdisciplinarity were questioned. The approach of the qualitative research was correlated to the human and existential issue. Besides other topics regarding education and research such as bioethics, viability of the uninterested research, mass production and theories well addressed, we aimed at showing that the education process and knowledge can create events so that the student becomes the subject, an individual with self-criticism and with dialectics posture.

Keywords : Education; Health; Knowledge.

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