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Educación Médica

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ROSICH, L.; BOSCH, F.  and  BANOS, J.E.. From the desk to the stand: a training experience in generic competences within the biology degree. Educ. méd. [online]. 2008, vol.11, n.1, pp.37-41. ISSN 1575-1813.

Introduction. A new subject for undergraduates was designed in order to develop generic competences on scientific writing and oral communication. Materials and methods. It was organized as a 4 credit course in intensive format for 2 weeks. At the end of the course, an evaluation of the students' satisfaction was carried out by means of a numerical scale (from 0 = worst to 5 very good). Results. All twenty students scored the course in general as 4.4, 4.5 for lectures and 4.8 for the practical activities on oral presentations. Students felt that their abilities in scientific writing and oral communication have improved. Conclusions. The design of an education activity devoted to improve these cross-sectional competences could be useful and it is perceived positively by the students.

Keywords : Generic competences; Oral communication; Scientific writing; Students' satisfaction.

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