UNIVERSITY PUBLIC HEALTH EDUCATION AT SAN JORGE UNIVERSITY THROUGH PARTICIPATION IN A REAL CAMPAIGN FOR THE PROMOTION AND PREVENTION OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Universidad San Jorge (SPAIN)
About this paper:
Conference name: 11th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 1-3 July, 2019
Location: Palma, Spain
Abstract:Public Health is a transversal subject to several degrees at the Faculty of Health Sciences in Universidad San Jorge: Pharmacy, Nursing and Physiotherapy.
This academic season, the final assessable task of the subject “Public health” has been framed within the project "Campaign of promotion and prevention of infectious diseases in the Dominican Republic". This Project, participated by the University, has been funded by IberCaja and Fundación San Valero in the II Call for Assistance for Service Learning Projects, for the 2018-19 Course.
The learning objectives of this venture are focused first of all on evaluating the socio-sanitary reality of the Dominican Republic through the information available in the bibliography and in the information provided by the health collaborators of the 5 participating Dominican hospitals coordinated by the doctor of the San Valero Center of the Dominican Republic. The characteristics of the population, health indicators and characteristics will be analysed.
Secondly, developing a proposal of measures to prevent the transmission of infectious diseases, not only from the academic perspective, but also by applying the socioeconomic reality of the population to which they are intended and evaluating their feasibility with the available health resources, as well as the characteristics and special reality of the existing health service.
Finally, developing a health promotion strategy through the design of dissemination and awareness materials for the use of healthcare professionals of the participating hospitals, the students of the "Bachelor of Nursing Technician" (Polytechnic Center Aragón of the San Valero Foundation in the Dominican Republic) and the population in the area of influence of the five participating hospitals. Students should bear in mind that promotion measures should be adapted to the receiving public reality (possible illiteracy, lack of training on good habits, basic knowledge about hygienic-sanitary practices, a different language ...).
Therefore, the development and evaluation of the described activities will mean a significant and very positive added value in the context of the topic, since, at the end, the participants will have a wider and practical vision of the tools of "Public Health" "and Its actual application depends on the area or the target audience.
The evaluation is addressed in different ways. First, the learning assessment, in which the work done by the students of the degree will be the final work mark of the Public Health subject of the 2018-2019 academic year. In addition, the three best proposals and materials will be selected to be sent to the coordinators of the involved hospitals and to the nursing students of the San Valero Center in the Dominican Republic. Secondly, a survey will be provided to students to estimate on what the ethical and social dimension of learning has implied when they have been in contact with a real society and their health problems. Finally, the service will be evaluated through a survey among the participants of the Dominican Republic to evaluate the degree of utility and satisfaction of the project.
Keywords: Transversal, health, promotion, prevention, diseases, evaluate, hospital, measures.