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

moonsangeun 1 Kim Yun Jeong 1 A 1

1광주여자대학교

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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 areintroduction, management of hospital, medical health law, and ethics, patient psychology, others(communication, behavioralscience, administration). The data were analyzed by a descriptive analyses and χ2-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 ofoccupational therapy, 71.4% of department of radiological technology and 72.6% of department of dental hygiene established more4 classes. 92.1% of department physical therapy and 64.9% of department medical technology established more 5 credits. Numbersand 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 healthsciences. 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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