CENTER FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION IN HEALTH (CEDESS)

HISTORY

The Center for Development of Higher Education in Health (CEDESS) is a complementary academic division of the Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP), approved by the Undergraduate Council on May 15, 1996, and by the University Council on September 11, 1996. It is administratively linked to the São Paulo campus, and academically linked to Escola Paulista de Enfermagem.

CEDESS administers Education and Healthcare in their relations with the training / development of healthcare professionals and professors, continuing education, and health education for the community. Thus, it establishes an exchange between teaching, research and extension activities.

CEDESS maintains links with the national and international academic community in the healthcare area, participating in discussion forums and scientific exchange activities.

Located at Rua Pedro de Toledo no. 859 (Vila Clementino, São Paulo, SP, Brazil), CEDESS has multiple spaces designed to give favorable conditions for the training and improvement of professionals linked to the healthcare and education areas. 

OBJECTIVES

  • Reflect on teaching practices in higher education, focusing on healthcare.
  • Develop a graduate program – specialization courses and master’s degree– in Health Education.
  • Participate in teacher education of Unifesp graduate students, providing the Pedagogical Teaching Structure in Healthcare.
  • Offer elective and mandatory courses in Health Education (undergraduate and graduate program).
  • Discuss methodological strategies and evaluative practices for the teaching-learning process.
  • Implement and develop innovative pedagogical strategies and resources for teacher training and development.
  • Develop technical services that aim to produce material for documentation, institutional dissemination, and educational products.
  • Develop research and new information technologies in the Health Education.
  • Establish a cultural exchange network with similar centers in Brazil and abroad.

TEAM

Board

Professor, PhD Nildo Alves Batista
CEDESS Coordinator
email: nbatista@unifesp.br 

Sueli Pedroso

Administrative Coordinator
email: sueli.pedroso@unifesp.br

Faculty and Technical Staff

Professor, PhD Ana Rojas Acosta
Christine Barbosa Betty
Claudia dos Santos Almeida
Professor, PhD Irani Ferreira da Silva Gerab
Professor, PhD Leonardo Carnut
Marcelo Gueiros
Marcelo Rodrigues de Vasconcellos
Marcos Vinícios Gomes de Medeiros
Maria da Conceição Lucena
Professor, PhD Nildo Alves Batista
Nilton Nunes dos Santos
Patrícia Lima Dubeux Abensur
Rosely Calixto
Sandro Natalicio Prudêncio
Sueli Pedroso
Professor, PhD Sylvia Helena Souza da Silva Batista


GRADUATE PROGRAM “TEACHING IN HEALTH SCIENCES” – PROFESSIONAL MASTER'S PROGRAM

HISTORY

The Graduate Program in Teaching in Health Sciences (PPGECS-MP), proposed and conceived by CEDESS and recommended by CAPES in December 2002, is a pioneer graduate program in the area in Brazil.

It aims to research and produce knowledge about Teaching in Health Sciences, as well as to provide a technical, creative and potentially transformative qualification of professors and technicians of higher education for teaching in this area.

In this scope, “Health Sciences” is a broad term for practices and knowledge production in many fields, encompassing both the so-called basic sciences, such as Biochemistry, Physiology, Histology, Genetics, Microbiology, among others, and specific fields of professional practice in health, such as Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, Nutrition, Speech Therapy, Biomedicine, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Psychology, Social Work and Physical Education.

As of 2012, the Program has expanded its activities: classes are held both at  CEDESS/EPE São Paulo campus, the center unit, and at Instituto Saúde e Sociedade/Campus Baixada Santista.

PPGECS-MP, authorized and approved by the National Council for Education (CNE), Ordinance of the Ministry of Education (MEC) no. 1077 of 31/08/2012, and recognized by the Brazilian Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES), obtained in the last evaluation grade 4.


OBJECTIVE

The holder of the master’s degree will be able to plan, implement and evaluate innovative educational actions; publish papers on Teaching in Health Sciences and to continuously evaluate, criticize and transform its daily practices in Health Sciences Teaching.


ALUMNI PROFILE

Students of the Professional Master's degree in the Health Sciences Teaching Program can work in the areas of teaching and research in education and health, based on competencies, knowledge and investigative experiences built throughout the Program. It is expected that the alumni publish papers that contribute to the growth of the thematic field teaching in health sciences and propose, from the results found, interventions that induce advances and transformations in daily professional practices.


AREA OF CONCENTRATION

Teaching in Health Sciences.


LINES OF RESEARCH


1. EVALUATION, CURRICULUM, TEACHING AND HEALTH TRAINING


Evaluation of the teaching-learning process at various levels (individual, groups, programs and institutions). Design and strategies for planning and development of the healthcare curricula. Curricular innovations in healthcare. Interdisciplinarity and interprofessional education. Health training and faculty development.


2. CONTINUING EDUCATION IN HEALTH

Planning, development and evaluation of the education of professionals inserted in different contexts, focusing on continuing education from the perspective of the social policies consolidation, with emphasis on the Brazilian Unified Health System (SUS).


3. HEALTH EDUCATION IN THE COMMUNITY

Planning, development and evaluation of educational processes aimed at health promotion, as well as prevention, protection and care at the individual and collective level, from the perspective of emancipatory learning.


CURRICULUM ORGANIZATION


The structure of the PPGECS curriculum includes a set of activities that are theoretical, conceptual and methodological subsidies for a critical, reflective and creative performance of future masters in their professional environments. This structure enables a Master's degree thesis and an educational product.

  • MANDATORY CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
  • COURSES
  • Research Methodology
  • Public Health Policies.
  •  Pedagogical Teaching Structure in Health
  • Teaching-Learning Process in Health
  • Continuing Education in Health
  • Health education.
  • STUDY GROUP, RESEARCH AND PRACTICES (GEPPRA) I, II, III
  • RESEARCH SEMINAR I, II, III


ELECTIVE CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES 

  • Elective Courses
  • Participation in a Research Group
  • Participation in Scientific Events (including submission of articles)
  • Participation in Municipal Health Councils


PROFICIENCY: English or Spanish


FACULTY 

Professor, PhD Alexandre de Oliveira Henz
Clinical Psychology

Professor, PhD Ana Rojas Acosta
Social Work

Professor, PhD Andrea Perosa Saigh Jurdi
School Psychology and Human Development

Professor, PhD Ângela Aparecida Capozzolo
Public Health

Professor, PhD Beatriz Jansen
Education

Professor, PhD Carla Cilene Baptista da Silva
School Psychology and Human Development

Professor, PhD Edvane Birelo Lopes De Domenico
Nursing

Professor, PhD Fernando Sfair Kinker
Social Sciences

Professor, PhD Flavia Liberman
Clinical Psychology

Professor, PhD Irani Ferreira da Silva Gerab
Sciences

Professor, PhD Jaquelina Maria Imbrizi
Education

Professor, PhD Karina Franco Zihlmann
Public Health

Professor, PhD Laura Câmara Lima
Social Psychology

Professor, PhD Leonardo Carnut (DEPUTY COORDINATOR)
Public Health

Professor, PhD Lidia Ruiz-Moreno
Biology

Professor, PhD Lucia da Rocha Uchoa Figueiredo (COORDINATOR)
Psychology Sciences

Professor, PhD Luciana Togni de Lima and Silva Surjus
Public Health

Professor, PhD Luciane Maria Pezzato
Public Health

Professor, PhD Maria Cristina Mazzaia
Public Health

Professor, PhD Maria de Fátima Ferreira Queiróz
Public Health

Professor, PhD Maria Fernanda Petroli Frutuoso
Public Health

Professor, PhD Nildo Alves Batista
Medicine

Professor, PhD Otilia Maria Lúcia B. Seiffert
Psychology of Education

Professor, PhD Patrícia da Graça Leite Speridião
Sciences

Professor, PhD Patrícia Leme de Oliveira Borba
Education

Professor, PhD Patricia Martins Goulart
Social Psychology

Professor, PhD Patricia Rios Poletto
Physiotherapy, PhD

Professor, PhD Rita Maria Lino Tarcia
Linguistics

Professor, PhD Rosana Aparecida Salvador Rossit
Special Education

Professor, PhD Rosângela Soares Chriguer
Medical Sciences

Professor, PhD Sidnei José Casetto
Clinical Psychology

Professor, PhD Stella Maris Nicolau
Preventive Medicine

Professor, PhD Sylvia Helena Souza da Silva Batista
Psychology of Education

 

CONTACT US

E-mail: cedess@unifesp.br

Master's degree: ppg.ensinoemsaude@unifesp.br

Center for the Development of Higher Education in Health/CEDESS - Rua Pedro de Toledo, 859
Vila Clementino - CEP 04039-032
Tel. (11) 5576.4874

Person in charge: Sueli Pedroso
Web designer: Nilton Nunes