Data from: Interprofessional Education at a Brazilian public university - a document analysis

Published: 17 May 2022| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/r9s6bkmmyg.1
Nathalia Mazzi,
Stela Barbosa,
Raissa Vasconcelos,
Camila Silva,
Vanessa Blanco,
Ana Claudia Germani,
Valéria Leonello


Considering the need to prepare health care students for interprofessional collaborative work, Interprofessional Education (IPE) should be incorporated into course curricula. For this, it is not necessary to create new curricula, but to restructure what is already being done. This dataset refers to the research that aimed to analyze the curricula of undergraduate health courses from the perspective of Interprofessional Education in a Brazilian public university. The curricula were accessed through the university's academic system. Thirteen curricula were analyzed, and the data were collected by two researchers together in the year 2021. The data were analyzed using content analysis, in the thematic modality (Minayo et al., 2016). Data extraction was based on an adapted quality assessment guide for IPE in the educational context (Barr, 2003). Data organization was done in tables in Microsoft Excel and Word programs. The "highligth" feature was used to color similar themes and categories. Each curriculum was analyzed individually, following the steps of: extraction of significant themes (literal excerpts), grouping of themes with similarity and establishment of initial categories by grouping excerpts, establishment of intermediate categories and, finally, final categories. A total of 37 categories emerged from the individual curriculum analysis. The categories of each analyzed curriculum were grouped by similarity, emerging it big final categories. From the 37 categories, three final categories composed the research emerged: "Curricular organization and interprofessionalism", Education guided by social reality and health needs", and "Learning for interprofessional action". In the category "Curricular organization and interprofessionalism" the courses do not present free periods in the curriculum, with space for optional subjects in different periods. In the category "Education guided by social reality and health needs", the courses propose an education based on patients' health needs in the Brazilian public health system. In the category "Learning for interprofessional action" the term "multiprofessional" characterizes learning to work in teams, with a discrete number of interprofessional disciplines.



Universidade de Sao Paulo


Academic Curriculum, Higher Education, Interprofessional Relationship in Organisation of Care, Interprofessional Education