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Tomaz, Jose B. C.; van der Molen, Henk T.; Mamede, Silvia – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2013
Over the past decade Problem-based Learning (PBL) and distance education have been combined as educational approaches in higher education. This combination has been called distributed PBL (dPBL). However, more research is needed to obtain more evidence and deeper insight in how to design and implement dPBL. The present study aims at describing the…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Foreign Countries, Family Practice (Medicine), Web Based Instruction
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da Rocha, Andrea Oxley; de Campos, Deivis; Farina, Marco Aurélio; Pacini, Gabriel Sartori; Girotto, Marina Cornelli; Hilbig, Arlete – Anatomical Sciences Education, 2017
The use of human material in anatomy education depends upon the generosity of body donors. However, little is known regarding the demographics of body donors in Brazil, where voluntary body donation is a relatively rare phenomenon. Hence, the aim of the present study was to elucidate the demographic profile of applicants to the Body Donation…
Descriptors: Donors, Human Body, Demography, Anatomy
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Porter, Sallie; Mimm, Nancy – Infants and Young Children, 2017
Zika virus infection-associated microcephaly has generated public health and media concern. Unsettling images emerging from Brazil of infants with abnormally small heads have raised concern among women of childbearing age, international travelers, government officials, and health care professionals. The World Health Organization declared the most…
Descriptors: Infants, Diseases, Public Health, Pregnancy
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Linde, Ana R.; Garcia-Vazquez, Eva – Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, 2006
We present a laboratory practice aimed to clarify and discuss the concept of bioindicator molecules in environmental health. It has been implemented as a hands-on laboratory exercise in postgraduate courses in public health (in Brazil) and in a course entitled Biology Applied to Natural Resources Sustainability (in Spain) but can be useful for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Natural Resources, Laboratories, Public Health
de Aguiar, Gabriela Azevedo; Barker, Gary; Nascimento, Marcos; Segundo, Marcio – Bernard van Leer Foundation (NJ1), 2007
This paper describes important issues in the promotion of the development of children 0 to 6 years of age in Brazil, particularly in education, health, children's rights and public policy. Brazil exhibits tremendous disparities and some of the worst welfare indicators in Latin America. Much of the population faces poverty, limited educational…
Descriptors: Low Income, Early Childhood Education, Childrens Rights, Foreign Countries
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Aguiar, Fernando Henrique Rezende; Conceição, Maria Inês Gandolfo – International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance, 2015
This qualitative study investigates underprivileged students' perceptions of their future, their health, and the relevance of a career counseling process. Interviews regarding career guidance were conducted during a workshop with nine eleventh-grade students from a public high school in Brazil's capital. The data were analyzed according to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Career Guidance, Health Promotion, Adolescents
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Rabelo, Amanda Oliveira; Pereira, Graziela Raupp; Reis, Maria Amélia; Ferreira, António G. – Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, 2015
Currently, sex education is in many countries a transversal subject, in which the school becomes a privileged place for the implementation of policies that aim at promoting "public health." Its design as a cross-cutting subject envisages fostering the dissemination of these subjects in all pedagogical and curricular fields; however, we…
Descriptors: Sex Education, Public Health, National Curriculum, Academic Standards
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de Sousa, Isabela Cabral Felix – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2013
The aim of this research is to understand how former students view their professional and academic paths after taking part in a specific scientific nonformal educational initiative during high school. This program is called Vocational Scientific Program (Provoc) and is carried out in the Oswald Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Public Health, Foreign Countries, Work Environment
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de Melo, Nathalie F. S.; Fraceto, Leonardo F.; Grillo, Renato – Journal of Chemical Education, 2017
Rapid growth in nanoscience and nanotechnology in recent years has been accompanied by studies of the toxicity and potential impacts of nanomaterials on human health and the environment, but less has been done concerning education in this area. There is therefore a need for courses that address this theme at universities worldwide, in order to…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Public Health, Science and Society, Fundamental Concepts
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Pereira, Patricia Cristina Andrade; Fortes, Paulo Antonio de Carvalho – American Annals of the Deaf, 2010
In Brazil, recent regulations require changes in private and public health systems to make special services available to deaf patients. In the present article, the researchers analyze the perceptions of 25 sign language-using patients regarding this assistance. The researchers found communication difficulties between these patients and health…
Descriptors: Health Services, Patients, Foreign Countries, Researchers
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Saito, Carlos Hiroo – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2016
The Brazilian Ministry of Sports organized a system of volunteers to receive the visitors during the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) Football World Cup. The instructional material to capacitate these volunteers focused on environment and sustainability issues and it was developed in an integrative systemic framework…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Concept Mapping, Environmental Education, Educational Planning
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Steinhart, Katharina; von Kaenel, Andreas; Cerruti, Stella; Chequer, Pedro; Gomes, Rebeca; Herlt, Claudia; Horstick, Olaf – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2013
In 2007, six countries (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay) commenced work on a project to harmonise public policy on school sexuality education (SE) and the prevention of HIV. Inter-sectoral management committees for SE involving ministries of education, ministries of health and civil society were established, national policies…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sex Education, Public Policy, Educational Policy
Chin, Ming-Kai, Ed.; Edginton, Christopher R. – Sagamore Publishing LLC, 2014
"Physical Education and Health: Global Perspectives and Best Practice" draws together global scholars, researchers, and practitioners to provide a review and analysis of new directions in physical education and health worldwide. The book provides descriptive information from 40 countries regarding contemporary practices, models, and…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Health Education, Global Approach, Best Practices
Kosec, Katrina – Human Development Network Education, 2011
What drives governments with similar revenues to publicly provide very different amounts of goods for which private substitutes are available? Key examples are education and health care. This paper compares spending by Brazilian municipalities on pre-primary education--a good that is also provided privately--with spending on public infrastructure…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Education, Preschool Education, Civil Engineering
Monteiro, Maria Ines; Siqueira, Carlos Eduardo; Filho, Heleno Rodrigues Correa – Metropolitan Universities, 2011
Three partnerships between the University of Campinas, community, and public health care services are discussed in this article. A theoretical framework underpins the critical reviews of their accomplishments following criteria proposed by scholars of community-university partnerships and community-based participatory research. The article…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Community Relationship, Urban Universities, Public Health
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