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Current condition of humanities and social sciences classes in the pubic health curricula

보건계열 교육과정에서의 인문사회학 교과목 현황

  • Moon, Sang-Eun (Department of Dental Hygiene, Kwangju Woman's University) ;
  • Kim, Yun-Jeong (Department of Dental Hygiene, Kwangju Woman's University) ;
  • Kim, Seon-Young (Department of Dental Hygiene, Kwangju Woman's University)
  • 문상은 (광주여자대학교 치위생학과) ;
  • 김윤정 (광주여자대학교 치위생학과) ;
  • 김선영 (광주여자대학교 치위생학과)
  • Received : 2014.11.10
  • Accepted : 2014.12.08
  • Published : 2014.12.30

Abstract

Objectives: The purpose of the study was to investigate the classes of humanities and social sciences in the public health curricula. Methods: Data were collected through online received from 329 public health curricula from July to August, 2014. Categorized are introduction, management of hospital, medical health law, and ethics, patient psychology, others(communication, behavioral science, administration). The data were analyzed by a descriptive analyses and ${\chi}^2$-test(SPSS 12.0). Results: As a result of evaluate the classes of humanities and social sciences in the public health curriculum, 86.0% of department of occupational therapy, 71.4% of department of radiological technology and 72.6% of department of dental hygiene established more 4 classes. 92.1% of department physical therapy and 64.9% of department medical technology established more 5 credits. Numbers and credits of courses showed no differences by educational system. Conclusions: Humanities and social sciences are not popularly introduced in the most departments of public health sciences. Humanities and social sciences are very important and necessary for training competent future professionals in the public health sciences. So this study will provide the basic data for the introduction of humanities and social sciences in the public health curricula.

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