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Presentation of the project `Public health training in social diseases` (pubhealthsod) of the Leonardo da Vinci program

E. Hristozova, I. Haydoushka


Introduction: Up to date demands toward public health system increase continuously due to the growth of population endangered by the social diseases: sexually transmitted diseases, viral hepatitis, food and water born diseases and these arisen from environmental reasons. In accordance with the principles and strategies of World Health Organization and European policy in the field of preventive measures in the dissemination of communicable diseases, strong needs to improve the skills and competencies of the professionals working in that field and to equip them with contemporary knowledge and system for health care management exist.

Aim: The main aim of the project is creation of vocational learning and training programme in the field of social diseases for improving the competence and skills of professionals working in health and social care sectors. Specific aims are planned in the overall project life to ensure contribution of each project partner. Matherials and methods: The structure of the curriculum is on modular principle. Each module comprises 1 - 3 units with duration 15 - 45 academic hours lectures and practical courses. The modules content is flexible, depending upon the degree of competence of the entrants. The project deliverables is evaluated on the basis of ECTS. The Project includes partners from Universities of Germany, Italy, Spain and Bulgaria.

Results: The main result of the project is building up of an innovative curriculum - `Public Health Training in Social Diseases`.

Conclusion: The programme answers the needs of the target groups (young specialists, college boys and girls, students, general practitioners, health-care managers) providing them with innovative teaching/training materials arranged in user-friendly information medium, thus improving their professional qualifications.

Scripta Scientifica Medica 2007; 39(1):77-78

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E. Hristozova
Medical University of Plovdiv

I. Haydoushka
Medical University of Plovdiv

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